Tennesseans in ALEC

A post on the state Democratic party’s blog lists Tennessee legislators involved in the American Legislative Exchange Commission, a corporate-funded conservative national organization that has been meeting this week in New Orleans.
There are 39 current Tennesssee lawmakers on the list. (That doesn’t count former Rep. Joe McCord, R-Maryville, who is now chief clerk of the state House and who seems to listed twice on the blog, both as a current and a former legislator.)
The list has 30 state representatives, all Republicans except Democratic Reps. Joe Armstrong of Knoxville and David Shepard of Dickson. There are nine senators, all Republicans except Democratic Sen. Reginald Tate of Memphis.
The list includes the House and Senate majority leaders, Rep. Gerald McCormick of Chattanooga and Sen. Mark Norris of Collierville, and the two chambers Republican Caucus chairs, Rep. Debra Maggart of Hendersonville and Sen. Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro.
It does not include either House Speaker Beth Harwell or Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey.

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