Debbie Lesko

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Debbie Lesko is a Republican member of the State Assembly in Arizona, and Majority Whip in 2011. She represents the 9th District and serves on the following Committees: Public Employees, Retirement and Entitlement Reform and Ways and Means (Vice-Chairman).[1]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Lesko is the Arizona State Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), as of 2011.[2]

On December 1st, 2011, during the ALEC States & Nation Policy Summit in Phoenix, Arizona, Lesko spoke with Arizona Public Broadcasting Service's Ted Simon, deflecting criticism of and investigation into ALEC's activities.[3]

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. Arizona State Legislature. Member Page. Government website. Accessed July 19, 2011.
  2. American Legislative Exchange Council. State Chairmen. Organizational website. Accessed July 9, 2011.
  3. Ted Simon, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Horizon, Arizona Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) programming, aired December 1, 2011
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