- Former Spokesperson for the Alabama Republican Party
- Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
“No one can argue against a person having their rights restored after they have paid restitution to society. It is, however, discriminatory, in my view, to spend taxpayer money on the ‘prioritization’ of an ex-felon’s rights to voting over those who might be transplants to a new state or those who turn eighteen.
I saw the Alabama bill [to re-enfranchise felons] as a politically driven bill that favored one group of lawfully engaged (or re-engaged) citizens over another. If we are to inform and ‘expedite’ the re-registration of felons, we should have equal interest in new neighbors and young people. That was not the purpose of that particular bill.”
Email to ProCon.org, Apr. 16, 2007
- Involvement and Affiliations:
- Lobbyist, M.J. Connors Consulting, U.S. House of Representatives registered, Present
- State Executive Committee (honorary), Alabama Republican Party, 2005-Present
- Spokesperson, Alabama Republican Party, 2001-2005
- Presidential Elector, Alabama, 2004
- Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1993
- Former Executive Director, Alabama Republican Party
- Co-Founder, Policy Exchange Foundation
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