Owen Johnson

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Owen Johnson is a Republican member of the New York State Senate. He serves on the following committees: Investigations and Government Operations, Health, Transportation, Local Government, Education, Children and Families, Finance and Codes.[1]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Johnson is also a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). He is both the New York State Chairman and sits on the Board of Directors for ALEC, as of July 2011. [2][3] He has been an ALEC leader since at least 1986, when he was the Second Vice Chairman of ALEC's Board of Directors.[4]

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 ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.

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  1. Owen Johnson, New York Senate, NYSenate.gov, Accessed July 7, 2011.
  2. Board of Directors, American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC.org, Accessed July 7, 2011.
  3. State Chairmen, American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC.org, Accessed July 7, 2011.
  4. Ralph A. Rossum, Benedict J. Koller and Christopher P. Manfredi, Juvenile Justice Reform: A Model for the States, Claremont: Rose Institute of State and Local Government and the American Legislative Exchange Council, March, 1987, p. iv

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