|The 26th Alaska State Legislature, 2009 - 2010|
Keller Recounts National Gathering of State Legislators
|Wasilla Rep. Joined 0 State-Level Elected Officials to Discuss Critical Issues|
Posted: August 16, 2010
(Wasilla) - Rep. Wes Keller, R-Wasilla, recently represented Alaska at the American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) 37th Annual Meeting, held in San Diego, Calif., August 5 – 8. Nearly 1,500 state legislators, policy experts, and private-sector leaders from across the United States attended three days of intensive discussions on the critical issues facing the states and our nation.
I found it very interesting to listen to other state legislators express their concerns about the current economic problems they are facing.
State legislators shared their knowledge and experiences with one another and heard from national leaders and renowned policy experts who share their commitment to common sense, free markets, and federalism. This year's Annual Meeting featured Gov. Rick Perry of Texas; former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN); Randall Stephenson, President and CEO of AT&T; Greg Babe, President and CEO of Bayer Corporation; John Fund, columnist at The Wall Street Journal; Scott Rasmussen, President of Rasmussen Reports; Ed Royce, Representative from California; Lynn Salo, VP Allergan Medical US Breast Aesthetics Division; and Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist. Many other scholars, legislators, and business leaders spoke at various meetings throughout the event.
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