Not something I would write home about:
Rep. Thom Tillis (R), State Legislator of the Year - 2011
• Rep. Harold Brubaker (R), William J. Raggio Excellence Award - 2009 (currently an ALEC board member)
• Rep. Julia Howard (R), State Legislator of the Year - 2006/2007
It's important to note the man who Chairs the NCGA Budget Committee (Harold Brubaker) has been a loyal and productive member of ALEC for over ten years:
Also notable: For three years (2008-2010), Southern legislators had a lock on ALEC's William J. Raggio Excellence in Leadership and Outstanding Service Award, which rewards the long-term services of those who have been a member of ALEC for at least 10 years, have served in a leadership position and have made a "demonstrable contribution to the success of ALEC through advancing Jeffersonian principles, recruitment, fundraising or other comparable activity."
Which makes the old adage "The devil is in the details" extremely relevant to our current budgetary woes.