Last updated on: 11/27/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Marty Connors Biography

Title:
Former Spokesperson for the Alabama Republican Party
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
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
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are Felons More Likely to Vote for Democrats over Republicans?