Thursday, March 28, 2013

ALEC Career Path - Legislator to Lobbyist

Why doesn't that surprise me?
Wonder where they got the idea?

One newspaper article
    11 names
    All republicons
    All ALEC

Coincidence - I think not!!!

From Texas (with my ALEC additions)

Vicki Truitt, R-Keller, ALEC
former chairwoman, House Pensions, Investments and Financial Services Committee.
Pay range: $125,000 to $250,000.
Clients: ACE Cash Express, Texas Retired Teachers Association, Texas Council of Community Centers, Texas Hospital Association.

Rob Eissler, R-The Woodlands, ALEC
 former chairman, House Public Education Committee.
Pay range: $200,000 to $410,000.
Clients: Education Resource Group, Pearson Inc., Harris County Department of Education; Barbers Hill Independent School District.

Burt Solomons, R-Carrollton,  ALEC
former chairman, House Redistricting Committee; previously, chairman of House State Affairs Committee in 2009.
Pay range: $150,000 to $335,000.
Clients: City of Fort Worth, Texas Coalition for Affordable Power, Texas Technology Consortium, Texas Association of Community Colleges, Oncor Cities Steering Committee.

Sid Miller, R-Stephenville, ALEC
former chairman, House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee.
Pay range: $95,000 to $220,000.
Clients: KLD Energy Technologies Inc., Snap Trends Inc., Sun Partners Capitol, Texas Nursery and Landscape Association.

Mike “Tuffy” Hamilton, R-Lumberton; ALEC
former chairman, House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee.
Pay range: $50,000 to $110,000.
Clients: Texas Restaurant Association, Beer Alliance of Texas.

Jim Jackson, R-Carrollton, ALEC
former chairman, House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee.
Pay range: $50,000 to $100,000.
Client: Kofile Preservation.

Chuck Hopson, R-Jacksonville, ALEC
former chairman, House General Investigating and Ethics Committee.
Pay range: $75,000 to $150,000.
Clients: Texans for Education Reform, University of Houston Political Action Committee, Texas Pharmacy Business Council.

Rick Hardcastle, R-Vernon, ALEC
former chairman, House Agriculture and Livestock Committee.
Pay range: $25,000 to $50,000.
Client: Texas Electric Co-ops.

Warren Chisum, R-Pampa, ALEC
served on House Appropriations Committee in 2011; was appropriations chairman in 2007.
Pay range: Up to $50,000.
Clients: Apache Corp., BP, Texas Academy of Family Physicians.

Charlie Howard, R-Sugar Land, ALEC
served on House Energy Resources Committee, Agriculture and Livestock Committee in 2011.
Pay range: $25,000 to $50,000.
Client: City of Stafford.

Aaron Pena, R-Edinburg, ALEC
 former chairman, House Technology Committee.
Pay range: None listed.
Client: No lobby clients registered. Focuses on public relations work but registered as a lobbyist.

Bound forever to the nastiness of the extremist, ultraconservative, right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council.

See you at the next ALEC meeting.

You know – it’s their 40th birthday in Chicago in August.

Not gonna miss that party!!!!

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