No. 84: Capitol Weekly’s Top 100

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84. Ned Wigglesworth
Ned Wigglesworth manages statewide ballot measure campaigns and public affairs at Redwood Pacific, and since they represent the firm’s meat and potatoes – Propositions 45 and 46 last year are good examples — Wigglesworth is in a key position. He’s had an unusual trajectory. In his first year on the job in 2010, Wigglesworth led the successful campaign for business-backed Proposition 26 to curb taxes and fees. Earlier, he served as a spokesperson for the California Medical Association, and before that he was a spokesperson for California Common Cause. Wigglesworth has worked an array of campaigns and once even made an appearance on the Daily Show – via film, not in person – when his role in health-related issues during the Schwarzenegger years got the producers’ attention. “I did an interview with some reporter in LA and some stoner writer for the Daily Show was probably sitting on his couch at 10:30 at night and saw my name and started giggling…” Wigglesworth later told Capitol Weekly. Wigglesworth has a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

Updated Aug. 25, 2o15

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