Jim Clark is a Republican state Representative from Idaho. He is also a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), having received an ALEC “Legislator of the Year Award” in 2009.In an article about his award reception, Clark stated, “I have benefited tremendously by being a part of ALEC and participating in the wide range of discussions on policy issues. I am a better legislator as a result of my association with this outstanding organization.
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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- “Jim Clark” State Surge. StateSurge.com. Accessed July 3, 2011.
- “ALEC names Jim Clark ‘Legislator of the Year.", Idaho Spokesman Blog, Spokesman.com/Blog. July 7, 2009, Accessed July 3, 2011.
- “ALEC Members Gather in Atlanta: Awards, Model Legislation, and more…”. Inside ALEC, American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC.org, Sept./Oct. 2009, Accessed July 3, 2011.
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