A commenter at Occupy Rapid City finds Sourcewatch's list of South Dakota legislators with ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council, the political organization used by corporations, including the Koch Brothers, to push their agenda in state legislatures.

South Dakota Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

  • Rep. Valentine Rausch (R-4), past ALEC State Chairman and International Relations Task Force member and alternate
  • Rep. Lora Hubbel (R-11), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
  • Rep. Betty Olson (R-28B), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
  • Rep. Charles Hoffman (R-23), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
  • Rep. Mark K. Willadsen (R-11), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
  • Rep. Charles M. Turbiville (R-31), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
  • Rep. Kristin A. Conzet (R-32), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
  • Rep. Jacqueline Sly (R-33), ALEC Education Task Force Member
  • Rep. Tad Perry (R-24), ALEC Education Task Force Member
  • Rep. Kim Vanneman (R-26B) , ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
  • Rep. Jamie Boomgarden (R-17), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
  • Rep. Manny Steele (R-12), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
  • Rep. Phil Jensen (R-33), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
  • Rep. Fred W. Romkema (R-31), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
  • Rep. Bob Deelstra (R-9), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
  • Rep. David Novstrup (R-3), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
  • Rep. Hal Wick, (R-12) ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
  • Rep. Justin Cronin (R-23), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
  • Rep. Roger D. Solum (R-5), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
  • Rep. Brian Gosch (R-32), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
  • Rep. Jon Hansen (R-25), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
  • Rep. Roger W. Hunt (R-10), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
  • Rep. Stacey V. Nelson (R-25), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member

Senate

  • Sen. Deb Peters (R-9), ALEC State Chairman and International Relations Task Force member
  • Sen. Corey Brown (R-23), ALEC International Relations Task Force Alternate
  • Sen. Jeffrey K. Haverly (R-35), ALEC International Relations Task Force Alternate
  • Sen. Al R. Novstrup (R-3), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
  • Sen. Todd J. Schlekeway (R-11), ALEC Education Task Force Member
  • Sen. Elizabeth Kraus (R-33), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
  • Sen. Tim Rave (R-25), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
  • Sen. Deb Peters (R-9), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
  • Sen. Tom Hansen (R-22), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member

Somewhat to my relief, I do not see either of my District 8 Republican legislators, Rep. Patricia Stricherz and Sen. Russell Olson, on this list. But if you see yours, feel free to ask them at your crackerbarrels for whom they work: the people of South Dakota, or the corporations that help pay for their swanky vacations.