ALEC - AGs Request (Office of the Attorney General - Oregon)

Alex Richardson filed this request with the Office of the Attorney General - Oregon of Oregon.
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Communications

From: Alex Richardson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following documents:

- All communications between members of this office and employees or representatives of the American Legislative Exchange Council.
- All communications containing the keywords "ALEC" or "American Legislative Exchange Council".
- Any files or documents attached to the above communications.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Alex Richardson

From: Bader Chrystal M

Dear Mr. Richardson,

This email is to acknowledge receipt of your request for public records. The Department of Justice has run a preliminary search and found no promising leads. If you are able to provide more information as to why our office would be corresponding with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), we may be able to locate records responsive to your request.

Sincerely,

Chrystal Bader
Executive Assistant to Deputy Attorney General Fred Boss
Public Affairs & Legislative Coordinator
Office of the Attorney General
1162 Court Street NE Salem, OR 97301
503-378-6002

From: Alex Richardson

Hello Ms. Bader,

Not to worry, I sent out exactly this request to every state AG office in the country. By the way, thank you for the quick response.

I'd be interested in any communications with or about ALEC that you turn up in a good faith search. If that's nothing, I'll be happy to close the request.

Best,
Alex Richardson

From: Bader Chrystal M

Hi, Alex,

To clarify, are you seeking emails to/from @alec.org for only current AG office staff or for all employees of DOJ?

Thanks.

Chrystal Bader
Executive Assistant to Deputy Attorney General Fred Boss
Public Affairs & Legislative Coordinator
Office of the Attorney General
1162 Court Street NE Salem, OR 97301
503-378-6002

From: Alex Richardson

Hey Ms. Bader,

I am only really interested in emails to/from AG office staff, but in addition to communications to/from @alec.org, I'm also interested in communications that mention the organization (denoted by keywords ALEC or American Legislative Exchange Council).

Does that make sense, or is my description too convoluted? Happy to provide any further clarification.

Best,
Alex Richardson

From: Bader Chrystal M

This does help, thanks!

Chrystal Bader
Executive Assistant to Deputy Attorney General Fred Boss
Public Affairs & Legislative Coordinator
Office of the Attorney General
1162 Court Street NE Salem, OR 97301
503-378-6002

From: Bader Chrystal M

Hi, Alex,

Our public records counsel would like to speak with you regarding your request to get some clarification. What is a good number to reach you at? Thanks!

Chrystal Bader
Executive Assistant to Deputy Attorney General Fred Boss
Public Affairs & Legislative Coordinator
Office of the Attorney General
1162 Court Street NE Salem, OR 97301
503-378-6002

From: Alex Richardson

Hi Ms. Badar,

My personal phone number is (301) 793-0996. (We have an office line, but it's not that reliable.) Feel free to have them give me a call as long as it's within business hours (EST).

Thanks,
Alex Richardson

From: Bader Chrystal M

Thanks, Alex. Will do. His name is Michael Kron.

Chrystal Bader
Executive Assistant to Deputy Attorney General Fred Boss
Public Affairs & Legislative Coordinator
Office of the Attorney General
1162 Court Street NE Salem, OR 97301
503-378-6002

From: Bader Chrystal M

Thanks, Alex. Will do. His name is Michael Kron.

Chrystal Bader
Executive Assistant to Deputy Attorney General Fred Boss
Public Affairs & Legislative Coordinator
Office of the Attorney General
1162 Court Street NE Salem, OR 97301
503-378-6002

From: Bader Chrystal M

Thanks, Alex. Will do. His name is Michael Kron.

Chrystal Bader
Executive Assistant to Deputy Attorney General Fred Boss
Public Affairs & Legislative Coordinator
Office of the Attorney General
1162 Court Street NE Salem, OR 97301
503-378-6002

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 8, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Bader Chrystal M

Hi, Alex,

I’m hoping to get the emails to you today. Thank you for your patience. We’ve had a few folks out this week.

Chrystal Bader
Executive Assistant to Deputy Attorney General Fred Boss
Public Affairs & Legislative Coordinator
Office of the Attorney General
1162 Court Street NE Salem, OR 97301
503-378-6002

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 8, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 8, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 8, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Kron Michael C

Alex,

I had assumed from your lack of reply to my emails or voicemails that you are not interested in the documents the search turned up, since they do not actually relate to any interaction between the AG’s office and ALEC, or even anyone in the AG’s office discussing ALEC. Please let me know if that is incorrect.

Michael

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