Nebraska ALEC Politicians

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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.

For a list of politicians with known ALEC ties, please see ALEC Politicians.

This is a partial list of Nebraska politicians that are known to be involved in, or previously involved in, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). It is a partial list. (If you have additional names, please add them with a citation. The names in this original list were verified as of posting.)

Legislators who have cut ties with ALEC publicly are also listed here.

Nebraska Legislators with ALEC Ties

U.S. Senators

House of Representatives

No known members

Senators

  • Sen. Thomas Brewer (R-43), Attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting[2]
  • Sen. Robert Clements (R-02), attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting[3]
  • Sen. Curtis (Curt) Friesen (R-34), Attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting[2], registered member
  • Sen. Brett Lindstrom (R-18), registered member[4]
  • Sen. Lou Linehan (R-39), State Chair[5], , Attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting[2] registered member
  • Sen. John Lowe (R-37), Attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting[2],[4][6]
  • Sen. Dave Murman (R-38), Attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting[2]
  • Sen. John Stinner (R-48), registered member

Former Senators

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Communications and Technology Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Nick Surgey 2019 Annual Meeting Attendees - Legislators Documented August 2019
  3. Robert Clements, [photo of himself at check in on file with CMD], Robert Clements, August 13, 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Jamie Corey NEW ALEC MEMBERSHIP LIST NAMES MORE LEGISLATORS TIED TO THE GROUP Documented June 6, 2019
  5. ALEC State Chair organziational website, accessed Sept 2018
  6. ALEC, State and Local Legislators Urge Congress to Eliminate State and Local Tax Deduction in Exchange for Pro-Growth Lower Rates, ALEC, October 16, 2017.
  7. ALEC 1995 SB
  8. 8.0 8.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, International Relations Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  9. 9.0 9.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Health and Human Services Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  10. Danielle Conrad, Re: ALEC Membership, email to Chaz Cirame, D. Muckley & B. Mulder, ALEC staff, April 25, 2012, on file with CMD
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Paul Hammel, 4 senators leave council, citing 'extreme' agenda, Omaha World-Herald, April 30, 2012
  12. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Solutions for the States," 38th Annual Meeting agenda, on file with CMD, August 3-6, 2011
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 American Legislative Exchange Council, Full Name and Address, Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Membership Directory, December 2010, obtained and released by Common Cause
  15. Nebraska Legislature, DierSen. Tyson Larson, District 40, government website, accessed April 2012
  16. Tony Fulton, Re: Alec, email to Jane Kleeb, Bold Nebraska, April 25, 2012, on file with CMD
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Kevin O'Hanlon, Lawmakers lash out at conservative business group, Lincoln Journal Star, December 4, 2013.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 American Legislative Exchange Council, Director – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  19. Bill Kintner, "Senator expounds on privatization, and efficiency in government," opinion essay, Fremont Tribune, August 18, 2015.
  20. Heath Mello, Re: ALEC Membership, email to Chaz Cirame, D. Muckley & B. Mulder, ALEC staff, April 25, 2012, on file with CMD
  21. Jeremy Nordquist, Re: Cancel ALEC Membership, email to Chaz Cirame, D. Muckley & B. Mulder, ALEC staff, April 25, 2012, on file with CMD
  22. 22.0 22.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  23. American Legislative Exchange Council, "ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed April 2012
  24. WateSen. Dan Watermeier, Legislators stay busy through summer, Beatrice Daily Sun, August 21, 2013.