Joel C. Anderson

From SourceWatch
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Learn more about corporations VOTING to rewrite our laws.

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

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

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

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.

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles

External resources

External articles


  1. California State Senate. Home - Senator Joel Anderson. Government website. Accessed May 25, 2011.
  2. American Legislative Exchange Council, State Chairmen, organizational website, accessed July 9, 2011
This article is a stub. You can help by expanding it.