Public Sector Executive Committee



Texas Representative Joe Driver


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 Year.”


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


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Arkansas Representative Dan Greenberg


Dan Greenberg represents legislative district 31 in the Arkansas General Assembly. His district includes portions of Pulaski County and Saline County .

Greenberg received a B.A. (honors) in philosophy from Brown University, an M.A. in philosophy from Bowling Green State University, 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. Bowen School 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 Ruppel


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 Suder


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 District.


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 Washington D.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 the state.


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 Deschutes County, 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 Vietnam, Germany, and 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 University of Arkansas in International Affairs.


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 Sunriver Christian Fellowship Church.