Ted Toppin is the President of Blanning & Baker and serves as the Executive Director of the Professional Engineers in California Government. He is also a registered lobbyist responsible for managing client legislative, political action and communication programs for all clients. He has worked in California politics for over 25 years and has experience in all facets of legislative and political advocacy, including direct lobbying, campaign management, political action committees, media relations, coalition building and independent expenditures.
Toppin’s expertise lies in crafting persuasive messages and developing strategies that help clients achieve their objectives in the Legislature, administration and media. Over the years he has directed legislative efforts, built productive partnerships and developed grass roots campaigns that have generated millions of dollars and key statutory changes for clients.
Prior to joining Blanning & Baker, Toppin served as chief of staff to legislators in both the California State Senate and the State Assembly, and as a senior consultant to California’s Lieutenant Governor. He has also worked as a campaign manager, media consultant and senior advisor on many candidate, independent expenditure and ballot measure campaigns in California and throughout the country.
Toppin is a graduate of the University of California, Davis.