Jake Morabito is the Director of the Communications and Technology Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council. He engages with state legislators and stakeholders across the public and private sector to develop thoughtful telecommunications and technology policy rooted in the principles of limited government, free markets, and federalism. He also manages ALEC’s Center for Innovation and Technology, a key resource that assists lawmakers in positioning their states as leaders in innovation today and for the future.
Prior to joining ALEC, Jake was the Program Manager for Software.org: the BSA Foundation, a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, DC, providing policy research, analysis, and project management support for the Foundation’s key initiatives. In this capacity, he focused on policy areas including 5G telecommunications, artificial intelligence, the economic impact of software on the U.S. economy, the future of work, and STEM education issues.
Jake also worked in the Capitol Hill office of U.S. Representative Darrell E. Issa of California, serving constituents in his hometown communities of South Orange County and Northern San Diego County. As Legislative Assistant, he supported Rep. Issa on a range of policy issues—including internet and technology policy, health care, education, and the Foreign Affairs Committee portfolio—and helped co-found the Congressional Smart Cities Caucus in 2018.
Jake earned a B.A. in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton and currently lives in Fairfax County, Virginia with his wife, Jess, and growing family.
Task Force Memberships
A Free-Market Roadmap to Artificial Intelligence: ALEC Comment on the NTIA’s AI Accountability Policy
On June 12, 2023, ALEC filed regulatory comments responding to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s “AI Accountability Policy Request for Comment.” Regulators must tune out hyperbolic warnings of an…
The European Parliament recently approved the Digital Markets Act (DMA), a new set of sweeping regulations governing technology policy within the European Union (EU) bloc. While European lawmakers may have…