Task Forces

ALEC’s national Task Forces serve as public-policy laboratories where legislators develop model policies to use across the country. The nine Task Forces commission research, publish issue papers, convene workshops and issue alerts, and serve as clearinghouses of information on free market policies in the states.

Unique to ALEC Task Forces is the public-private partnership, a synergistic alliance that identifies issues and then responds with common sense, results-oriented policies. Legislators welcome their private sector counterparts to the table as equals, working in unison to solve the challenges facing our nation.

The centerpiece to the Task Forces is ALEC’s model policy. To date, ALEC has considered, written, and approved hundreds of model policies, resolutions, and policy statements. To learn more about one of our nine Task Forces, contact any of our Task Force Directors.


Civil Justice

Public Chair: Senator Brian Kelsey, Tennessee

Private Chair: Victor Schwartz, Esq., Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P.


Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development

Public Chair: Representative Dawn Pettengill, Iowa

Private Chair: Frank Morris, UPS


Communications and Technology

Public Chair: Representative Garry Smith, South Carolina

Private Chair: Rick Cimerman, National Cable and Telecommunications


Education and Workforce Development

Public Chair: Senator Howard Stephenson, Utah

Private Chair: Jonathan Butcher, Goldwater Institute


Energy, Environment and Agriculture

Public Chair: Representative David Reis, Illinois

Private Chair: Paul Loeffelman, American Electric Power


Federalism and International Relations

Public Chair: Representative Gene Whisnant, Oregon

Private Chair: Lorenzo Montanari, Americans for Tax Reform


Health and Human Services

Public Chair: Senator Judson Hill, Georgia

Private Chair: John Schlatter, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A.


Justice Performance Project

Private Chair: Stacie Rumenap, Stop Child Predators
Public Sector: Representative Lisa Billy, Oklahoma


Tax and Fiscal Policy

Public Chair: Representative Ken Weyler, New Hampshire

Private Chair: Amanda Klump, Altria