Ned Wigglesworth manages public affairs and statewide ballot measure campaigns. In 2010, his first year at Goddard Claussen/West, Ned was the day-to-day campaign manager for the successful Proposition 26, which provided long-sought tax relief for the California business community.
Prior to joining Goddard Claussen/West in early 2010, Ned was the Vice President of Communications for the California Medical Association, where he oversaw the association’s communications to its 35,000 member physicians and the public affairs strategy for its state and federal legislative and regulatory policy agenda.
Ned has extensive experience developing, managing, and implementing communications strategies, particularly in complex subject areas such as health care and state governance. He has worked behind the scenes to generate stories and editorials in every major daily newspaper in California and in front of the camera as a spokesperson for CMA, California Common Cause, and the political reform group TheRestofUs.org – a role which landed him a brief appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
As part of his communications duties, Ned has also helped develop and lead the communications strategy for numerous coalitions, including the Alliance for Patient Care and the California Health Care Coalition, two groups formed to fight health care cuts in California through earned and paid media, grassroots action, and lobbying.
Prior to entering the field of strategic communications and campaigns, he was an associate in the Litigation Department of McDermott, Will and Emery in Chicago, where he worked on litigation for corporate clients in a number of industries, including aerospace, commercial real estate, finance, and consumer products.
Ned received his B.A. in History from Kansas State University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.