The American Legislative Exchange Council calls itself a nonpartisan organization of state legislators and individuals which favors federalism and conservative public policy solutions. I believe it is actually ultra-conservative legislators working with businesses and foundations making "model legislation" to forward big business and a profitering agenda that has operated since the '70s.
The Center for Media and Democracy has exposed over 800 model bills and resolutions secretly voted on by exchange council members that have changed the complexion our country; its military-industrial complex growth, anti-EPA and regulatory stances, pushing privatization of (for profit) prisons, fire protection, police, water districts and schools, etc. This past year, the center convinced 41 global firms to stop underwriting the council's agenda.
Washington State Sen. Erickson is proud of his membership in American Legislative Exchange Council and as Minority Whip has significant legislative power to put forward its agenda. The Assistant Minority Whip is Jason Overstreet, being mentored by Erickson as his legislative helper.
Natalie McClendon has Washington State's interests at heart. Her knowledge, patience and willingness to listen and think about our 42nd Legislative District and its needs will not have an outside agenda. She will be devoted and accountable to us; committed to moving Washington forward.