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Rep. Joe Harrison Awarded Legislator of the Year by the American Legislative Exchange Council

Rep. Joe Harrison Awarded Legislator of the Year by the American Legislative Exchange Council

Dallas, Texas (July 31, 2014)—Representative Joe Harrison of Louisiana received the Legislator of the Year Award today from the American Legislative Exchange Council at the organization’s 41st Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. ALEC members are recognized with this award for exemplifying stellar leadership paired with fundamental Jeffersonian principles.

Photo by: Kyle Woods

Photo by: Kyle Woods

“It is an honor to be recognized by my peers as Legislator of the Year,” Rep. Harrison said. “I’ll continue to represent Louisiana to the best of my abilities and uphold these values while working with my fellow members of the legislature to meet the needs of our citizens.”

Elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 2007, Rep. Harrison is currently a member of the Acadiana Delegation, the Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation and the Louisiana Rural Caucus. In addition to sitting on the ALEC Board of Directors, Rep. Harrison is an active member of the ALEC Task Force on Education.

“As a small business owner and entrepreneur, Representative Harrison truly embodies the ALEC principles of limited government, free markets and federalism,” said Iowa Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer, ALEC National Chair. “ALEC is appreciative of his steadfast leadership.”

The American Legislative Exchange Council is the country’s largest 501(c)(3) nonpartisan voluntary membership organization of state legislators. The organization fosters relationships between private and public sector members from around the country to develop best practice solutions to various state issues.

Each year, state legislators are recognized at the ALEC Annual Meeting for their leadership within the organization and their work promoting the Jeffersonian principles of limited government, free markets and federalism. To learn more about the American Legislative Exchange Council and to find information on the 41st Annual Meeting, visit www.alec.org.

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 The American Legislative Exchange Council is the largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators in the United States. The Council is governed by state legislators who comprise the Board of Directors and is advised by the Private Enterprise Advisory Council, a group of private, foundation and think tank members. For more information about the American Legislative Exchange Council, please visit: www.alec.org.