Ernest Istook is president of Americans for Less Regulation (ALR). ALR informs the public of how household budgets are devastated by higher costs due to big government's regulations. He and his wife Judy have five children and 15 grandchildren. Istook served 14 years as U.S. Congressman from Oklahoma, where he also served in state and local government. He describes himself: "I'm a recovering politician. I'm also a former reporter and a lawyer. But at least I've never sold used cars."