RALEIGH — Rep. Jason Saine (R-Lincolnton) is the new national chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a bipartisan organization of state legislators that works to promote limited government, free markets and federalism. Prior to being appointed to the post, Saine served as treasurer on the group’s board of directors. ALEC brings state legislators and industry together for policy discussions on taxes, economic development and other issues.
“ALEC believes the business community has a valid role in policy discussions,” wrote Saine in email. “Businesses are individuals, employers and innovators, and their points of view should be incorporated into policies that create opportunity for all people and help taxpayers keep more of their hard-earned money.”
Saine said his engagement with the organization has helped boost N.C.’s profile on the national stage by spreading the word about the state’s economic recovery and tax policy. He will serve a one-year term as chair.