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Ted Wait

Legislative Director

As Legislative Director for Norwood Associates, Ted Wait monitors and coordinates the extensive legislative efforts of the firm which encompasses over 20 lines of insurance, major broadband and telecommunications interests, pharmaceuticals, personal privacy protection, corporate human resources management services, swimming pools and spas, online account wagering, and education, among others.

Ted previously worked independently analyzing legislation and performing deep dive public policy research for Golden State Advocacy, a Sacramento-based lobbying firm. He maintained a regular understanding of issues in the Legislature of diverse concern, including activities in higher education, natural resources, and energy. Issue areas of particular focus included regulation of private postsecondary schools, drinking water and wastewater management, renewable energy portfolio compliance, and the sale of electricity into California by out-of-state energy generators.

Before moving to Sacramento, he served as manager of legislative services for a northern Nevada-based lobbying firm owned by the former chief of staff to a Nevada Governor. Ted also spent five years in Washington, DC working for Honda Motor Company government affairs and legislative aide to a United States Senator from Nevada. Ted graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Political Science.