Here's the AWB announcement:
Canedy relocated to Washington state from Washington, D.C. last year, where he most recently served as the staff director of the Bipartisan Policy Centers Leaders Project a national, bipartisan health care reform initiative led by former Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole, Tom Daschle and Howard Baker. Previously, Canedy served as an aide to U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore., steering his work on health insurance coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, and medical research.
Matts experience working on health care in the other Washington will be a tremendous asset for AWB, particularly as we head into the implementation phase of the new federal health care law and our own state-based health benefit exchange, said Gary Chandler, vice president of government affairs. Both health care and education will continue to play a significant role in our policy work in the Legislature, and we are pleased to have him handling both issue areas as a member of our government affairs staff.
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Canedy began his career working in a number of budget and policy positions in the Texas Legislature. He holds a Masters of Public Affairs degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.