As Director of Public Affairs, Catherine Mortensen works with reporters from across the country to promote the great work ALEC is doing to protect limited government, free markets, and federalism. She also produces and hosts ALEC TV where she interviews state and local lawmakers about issues such as criminal justice reform, public lands management, and state and fiscal tax policy.
Catherine is an award-winning journalist who began her career as a local television and radio news reporter and anchor in New Mexico. She later moved into print news reporting in Southern Colorado before serving as an elected official on the Canon City City Council in Colorado. Catherine transitioned to political advocacy communications when she worked on Capitol Hill as the Communications Director for Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05). She has worked in conservative political communication for more than a decade in Washington, D.C.
Catherine has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Boston University. She has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
January 20th, 2023 | 13 mins 6 secs
healthcare, optometric, vision care
How state legislatures can deal with problems of vision care providers. Join ALEC Senior Task Force Director Brooklyn Roberts for a solutions-oriented discussion with the American Optometric Association.