John Cosgrove

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John A. Cosgrove, Jr. is a state legislator in Virginia. He is a Republican who represents District 78 in the State Assembly. He is on the following committees: Privileges and Elections (Vice Chair), Privileges and Elections, Transportation, Commerce and Labor, Science and Technology, Privileges and Elections - Elections Subcommittee (Chair), Transportation - Subcommittee #1 (Chair), Commerce and Labor - Subcommittee #1 and the Commerce and Labor - Special Subcommittee on Energy.[1]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Cosgrove is the Virginia 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, and check out breaking news on our site.

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  1. Virginia House of Delegates, Delegate John A. Cosgrove, legislative biography, accessed July 11, 2011
  2. American Legislative Exchange Council, State Chairmen, organizational website, accessed July 9, 2011
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