Political Action Committees
The ACECL State PAC was formed in 2019 to advance and preserve both the business and profession of engineering in the State of Louisiana by supporting policymakers who support policy initiatives that positively impact our member firms and their employees. These issues include but are not limited to procurement policies like QBS, contract and liability issues, infrastructure funding, and professional licensure laws.
The State PAC is governed by a Board of Trustees that operates separately and apart from the ACECL Board of Governors. All contributions to candidates and policy initiatives are vetted and approved by the Trustees to ensure the contribution is being made in the best interests of the ACECL PAC members.
The ACEC's Political Action Committee is the engineering industry's primary tool for political engagement at the national level. Supported by engineering professionals from across the country who work for member firms, the sole purpose of ACEC/PAC is to elect candidates to the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate who support policies and legislation favorable to the engineering industry.
ACEC/PAC is overseen by a committee of PAC Champions made up of engineering firm executives from all the ACEC member organizations and is regulated by the Federal Election Commission (FEC). ACEC/PAC is currently the largest federal PAC in the design industry, having grown more than 500% in 10 years. It supports candidates on a bipartisan basis and may give up to $5,000 to a federal candidate per election, and up to $10,000 per candidate for their federal election cycle. In the last election cycle, ACEC/PAC’s winning percentage was 97%.