Joel Anderson

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Joel C. Anderson is a Republican member of the State Senate in California. He represents the 36th District and is on the following Standing Committees: Governmental Organization (Vice-Chair), Public Safety (Vice-Chair), Budget & Fiscal Review, Health, Insurance.[1]

Anderson is the California State Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), as of 2011. [2] In August 2011, he was given ALEC's State Legislator of the Year Award.[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. Senator Joel C. Anderson. Committees-Senator Joel Anderson. Government website. Accessed July 12, 2011.
  2. American Legislative Exchange Council. State Chairmen. Organizational website. Accessed July 9, 2011.
  3. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Solutions for the States," 38th Annual Meeting agenda, on file with CMD, August 3-6, 2011
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