Ed Emery is a Republican state Representative in the Missouri House of Representatives.Emery, a proponent of eliminating income taxes, served four years as the state chairman for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and was a member of ALEC's Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force.
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- Representative Edgar G. H. Emery, Missouri House of Representatives, House.MO.Gov, Accessed July 4, 2011.
- Ed Emery Eliminating the Income Tax, Missouri Record, Feb. 11, 2011, Accessed July 4, 2011.
- Kaitlyn Buss, State Legislators Urge U.S. Senate to Scrap Expansion of FTC Regulatory Power, ALEC.org, Accessed July 9, 2011.
- ALEC Kicks off Rich States, Poor States Book Tour, Inside ALEC: June 2010, Accessed July 9, 2011.
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