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Mike Hotra is Senior Vice President of APCO Worldwide and is the Former Director, prior to 1998, of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) Civil Justice Task Force. The ALEC Civil Justice Task Force advanced much of the “tort reform” legislation released by the organization. He also served as a lobbyist for the American Tort Reform Association from 2001 through 2003, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. 
To see a list of ALEC's current and former staff, visit the ALEC Staff page.
Hotra also spoke at the 2002 ALEC “States & Nation Policy Summit,” which took place in Washington DC.
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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- Mike Hotra, APCO Worldwide, APCOWorldwide.com, Accessed July 5, 2011.
- Hotra, Michael, Center for Responsive Politics, OpenSecrets.org, Lobbyist Profile 2001-2003, Accessed July 5, 2011.
- Task Force Meeting -- 2002 States & Nation Policy Summit, Washington DC, ALEC.org, Accessed July 5, 2011.
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