In 2008 Alex Cornell du Houx was elected to the Maine House of Representatives and quickly became one of its most active members. Sponsoring and co-sponsoring 155 bills his first term, and 136 his second term. In total sponsoring 14 successful pieces of legislation and co-sponsoring 98 successful bills. Cornell du Houx founded Elected Officials to Protect America – Code Blue Water Security Conflicts and Solutions. He won the REED award for the best national Public Affairs Campaign for his work founding Operation Free, a coalition of veterans combating climate change with the Truman Project. Cornell du Houx participated and led State Department delegations to Southeast Asia to foster government-to-government relations, is a Huffington Post contributor, a Kentucky Colonel, a senior advisor to the Veterans Campaign, a member of the Global Advisory Council for the American Veteran’s Committee, Partner with the Truman National Security Project, board member with Mickie’s Mickies, ChoiceCenter Gives, the Solon Center for Research and Publishing, Fitwheelz, and founded the Maine New Leaders Council (NLC). His trainings are requested worldwide and Alex is a certified trainer with NLC and a leadership coach with ChoiceCenter Leadership University. Cornell du Houx served in the Marine Corps infantry as an assultman, for seven years and has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. He is currently a Public Affairs Officer with the Navy Reserve and consults for businesses, nonprofits, elected officials, and candidates.