John W. Ford

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John W. Ford is a state legislator in Oklahoma. He is a Republican who represents District 29 in the State Senate. He worked for ConocoPhillips for 34 years before being elected to Oklahoma's Legislature. Ford is also the Assistant Majority Floor Leader and serves on the following committees: Select Committee on Pensions, Appropriations, Appropriation Subcommittee on Education - Vice Chair, Business and Commerce, Education (Chair), Finance and Rules.[1]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Ford is the Oklahoma 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.

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  1. Oklahoma State Senate, Senator John W. Ford, legislative biography, accessed July 11, 2011
  2. American Legislative Exchange Council, State Chairmen, organizational website, accessed July 9, 2011
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