Representative Joe Driver is currently
serving his eighth term in the Texas House of Representatives.
Presently in his third term as Chairman of the Law Enforcement
committee, Rep. Driver formerly served two terms as Chairman of the
Texas Constitutional Revision committee. He has been a Representative in
the Texas House since 1993.
Representative Driver is currently a
member of the Garland, Rowlett, and Sachse Chambers of
Commerce. Past Chairman of the Garland Chamber as well as other
civic leadership positions in his community. A few of the many
legislative honors and awards he has received are: “Who’s
Who in America,” “Who’s Who in American
Politics,” “Legislative Excellence Award,”
“Legislator of the Year,” “Fighter for Free
Enterprise,” and “Legislative Crime Fighter of the
Rep. Driver has been a member of ALEC
since 2001, and was the former Vice Chairman of the former Criminal
Justice Task Force. He currently sits on the Public
Safety and Elections Task Force.
Rep. Driver graduated from the
University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration in
1971. In the private sector, Rep. Driver has been an agent for
State Farm Insurance Companies for 35 years.
Rep. Driver lives happily with his wife
DeAnne. They have two grown children.
Vermont Representative Margaret Flory
Bio Coming Soon!
Arkansas Representative Dan
Dan Greenberg represents legislative
district 31 in the Arkansas General Assembly. His district includes
portions of PulaskiCounty and SalineCounty .
Greenberg received a B.A. (honors) in philosophy from BrownUniversity, an M.A. in philosophy from
Bowling GreenStateUniversity, and a J.D. from the University of
Arkansas at Little
Rock School of Law. While a law student, he served as chief Articles
Editor of the Law Review.
Greenberg was formerly an analyst for the conservative Heritage
Foundation, a writer for the libertarian Cato Institute, and a teacher
at the high school and college level in the fields of philosophy,
political science, and computer programming. He published over 100
articles on government and public policy in newspapers, magazines, and
academic journals, including the New York Times, National Review, the
Monist, and the Ohio State Law Journal.
As policy director for the former governor of Arkansas, Mike
Huckabee, Greenberg was named to Arkansas Business "40 under 40" list of
leaders in business and government. Besides his work as an attorney and
state representative, he is senior editor of the academic journal
Critical Review and an adjunct law professor at the University of Arkansas at Little
Rock's W.H.BowenSchool of Law.
Greenberg serves on the Education, State Agencies, and Legislative
Audit committees. He is the vice-chairman of the Joint Performance
Review Committee. He is a former teacher at the Arkansas Governor's
School for the Gifted and Talented and a former member of the
Pulaski County Quorum
Court. He is married to Marjorie and is the
father of Jacob, Robert, and Rachel.
Texas Representative Jerry Madden
Bio Coming Soon!
Arizona Senator Russell Pearce
Senator Pearce spent 23 years as Deputy Sherriff
of Maricopa County and also has served as the North Mesa
Justice of the Peace, Chief Deputy in the Maricopa County Sheriff's
Office, Pro-Tem Judge for Maricopa County Justice Courts, Director of
the Governors Office of Highway Safety, and Director of Arizona
State Motor Vehicle Division.
Senator Pearce received a B.A. in Management from the University
of Phoenix and was enrolled at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy
School of Government, Motor Vehicle Legal and Law College, Advanced
Executive Development, Arizona State University, Budget and
Appropriations, University of Arizona, and Arizona Judicial
College, Supreme Court of Arizona.
Indiana Representative Bill
Representative Bill Ruppel has served as
a member of the Indiana House of Representatives since 1992. During his
tenure, he has served as the Vice Chair of the Safety Committee, and is
currently the Ranking Minority Member of the House Veterans Affairs and
Public Safety Committee. He also sits on Indiana’s
Counterterrorism and Security Council.
Representative Ruppel has been a member
of ALEC since 2004 and currently sits on the Public Safety and
Elections Task Force. He is also a Public Sector Chair of the
Homeland Security Subcommittee.
Representative Ruppel received his
bachelor’s degree from Butler University in 1970 and moved on to
receive his master’s degree from Manchester College in 1979. He is
a retired school teacher (35 years) and is retired from the Police
Reserve (25 years). His family includes his wife, Miriam, and their two
children, Jodee and Linsee.
Wisconsin Representative Scott
Rep. Suder served as an
intern in Congress and later served in the 69th Assembly District by
working as a Legislative Aide to State Representatives Bob Zukowski and
“Pink” Van Gorden. Suder is currently serving his 6th
term as State Representative for Wisconsin’s 69th Assembly
Rep. Suder served as Co-Chairman of the Biofuels Study
Committee. He is the former Chairman of the Criminal Justice and
Homeland Security Committee and is a member of the Assembly Insurance,
Fish and Wildlife and Personal Privacy Committees. Suder also
serves as Chairman of the nationwide Homeland Security Task Force for
the American Legislative Exchange Council based in WashingtonD.C. As a member of the Rural
Economic Development Board, Suder has helped award millions of dollars
in grants and low-interest loans to small businesses in rural areas of
Currently a member of Wisconsin’s 115th Fighter Wing,
Scott joined the Wisconsin Air National Guard in the wake of the attacks
on our nation on September 11th. Scott completed Air Force Basic
Training in December 2003 and Technical Training in early June 2004 at
the ripe old age of 35.
Staff Sergeant Suder was deployed to Central Command in
the Middle East and served in Operation
Iraqi Freedom as part of the 176th Expeditionary Squadron. Suder
is currently serving on active duty as a member of the Wisconsin Air
National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing in his second and third tours
of duty to the Middle East.
New Hampshire Representative Jordan Ulrey
Bio Coming Soon!
Oregon Representative Gene Whisnant
Gene Whisnant (R-Sunriver) is serving his fourth term as State
Representative for rural DeschutesCounty, House District 53. He was
appointed first on September 5, 2003. Gene has served as the ALEC
Oregon Public Chair since 2005.
In the 2009 75th Legislative Session, He serves as the
Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee and on the Ways and Means
Education Subcommittee. Gene was appointed in 2009 to the Education
Commission of the States which help states develop policy and practice
for public education.
In the 74th Legislative Session, Rep. Whisnant served as
the Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Committee and on the House
Education Committee in 2007. He was also elected Republican Deputy Whip.
In 2008, he remained the Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Committee and
was appointed as the Vice Chair of the House Education Committee. Also,
he was elected as Republican Whip in 2008.
He served on the important Ways and Means Committee and the Education
and Public Safety subcommittees in the 2005 73rd Legislative
Session and on the House Interim Education and Judiciary Committees.
During the 72nd Legislative Session, Gene served on the House
Interim Education and Judiciary Committees.
Gene is a retired US Air Force Colonel. He served in
Yugoslavia. Also, he
served in the Pentagon on the Air Staff and as a member of the Secretary
of Defense staff. During his military career, Gene was always
active in his community. He served as a PTA officer, coached youth
sports teams, and was active in his local churches. Gene earned a BA
degree in Journalism and his commission from the AFROTC at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill. Later, he earned a Master’s degree from the
of Arkansas in
Gene is married to the former Josie Coffey of Portland, Oregon. Their son, Todd Whisnant, is
married and lives in New
Bern, NC. Gene
and Josie have one grandson, Colby Todd, who was born in September,
2004. The Whisnant’s are members of the SunriverChristianFellowshipChurch.