Jason Smith

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Jason T. Smith is a Republican member of the Missouri State Assembly, representing the 150th District. He is Republican Majority Whip and the Ex-Officio of the following committees: Joint Committee on Legislative Research; Joint Committee on Administrative Rules; Administration and Accounts; Special Standing Committee on Redistricting; Ethics; Professional Registration and Licensing.[1]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Smith is the Missouri State Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), as of 2011.[2]

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.

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  1. Missouri House of Representatives. Representative Jason Smith. Government website. Accessed May 25, 2011.
  2. American Legislative Exchange Council. State Chairmen. Organizational website. Accessed July 9, 2011.
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