State Representative DebraLee Hovey (R-112) has been appointed as one of the state chairs of Connecticut for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
ALEC, founded in 1973, is a nonpartisan membership association for conservative state lawmakers who share a common belief in limited government, free markets, federalism, and individual liberty. This voluntary membership association of legislators believes that a government closest to the people is fundamentally more effective, more just, and a better guarantor of freedom than that offered in Washington, D.C.
Representative Hovey joins State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-Canton) who is the other ALEC Co-chair for the state.
“It is a great honor to be appointed to this post in an organization that is nationally recognized for its excellence and pursuit of conservative, common sense government,” said Hovey. “ALEC is a great organization where state legislators across the country get the opportunity to share policy ideas and initiatives, and in the current economic climate the widest possible sharing of conservative economic ideas can only benefit us here locally.”
As State Chair, Rep. Hovey will be responsible for recruiting legislators to ALEC, making appointments to ALEC Task Forces, recruiting private sector members to ALEC, and raise funds for a state scholarship account.
For more information about ALEC visit www.alec.org.