Lee Schalk is Vice President of Policy at ALEC. He also helps lead the Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force and Center for State Fiscal Reform, where he works with lawmakers and members of the private sector to pursue fiscal policy solutions. He comes to ALEC from a DC public affairs firm, where he crafted issue advocacy campaigns on behalf of non-profit and private sector clients.
Lee previously served as an ALEC member during his time as state affairs manager at National Taxpayers Union. He also worked for former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich at the Center for Health Transformation, promoting market-based health care reform.
Lee is a graduate of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He lives in Springfield, Virginia with his wife and children.
Task Force Memberships
TABOR Turns 30: Thirty Years of Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights
What States Can Learn from the Gold Standard for State Spending Control
State Bonded Obligations, 4th Edition
State governments borrow for a myriad of reasons and issue various types of bonded obligations. Today, their total bonded liabilities exceed $1.23 trillion, representing just over $3,700 per person nationally.
Other Post-Employment Benefit Liabilities, 5th Edition
Unfunded state Other Post-Employment Benefit liabilities total $959 billion or $3,000 for every man, woman and child in the United States.
Unaccountable and Unaffordable, 6th Edition
Unfunded state pension liabilities total $8.28 trillion or just under $25,000 for every man, woman and child in the United States.
State Bonded Obligations, 2020
State governments borrow for a myriad of reasons and issue various types of bonded obligations. Today, their total bonded liabilities exceed $1.25 trillion, representing just over $3,800 per person nationally.
Unaccountable and Unaffordable, 2020
Our latest edition of this report finds that unfunded state pension liabilities total $5.82 trillion or $17,748 for every man, woman and child in the United States. State governments are…