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Kip Wiley

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Kip Wiley

Policy Consultant, Senate Office of Research
California State Senate
public policy initiatives concerning natural resources
consulting for the California Senate on issues related to natural resources
air quality, parks and recreation, seismic safety and transportation
wildlife, ocean and coastal resources, and sport and commercial fishing
groundwater contamination, including MTBE and chromium VI contamination


Kip Wiley is a policy consultant for the California State Senate's Office of Research, a bipartisan government office that develops and evaluates public-policy initiatives for the California State Senate. Wiley is responsible for researching and developing policies and advising Senate members, staff and committees on issues related to food, agriculture, natural resources, wildlife, ocean and coastal resources, air quality, groundwater contamination including contamination by MTBE and chromium VI, parks and recreation, seismic safety, transportation, and sport and commercial fishing. He brings two decades of experience to the Senate Office of Research as a former consultant to the Assembly's water, parks, and wildlife committee; the Senate's natural resources and wildlife committee; and the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture. He has served as chief of staff and director of legislation for members in both the Senate and Assembly, and as the senior advisor on natural resource issues to the Senate majority leader. Wiley is also a member of the public advisory committee of the University of California's Toxic Substances Research and Training Program, reviews research proposals for UC's California Policy Research Center, and is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Wiley holds a bachelor's degree in political science from UCLA and a master's degree from California State University, Los Angeles.

1020 N St., Room 200
Sacramento  California  95814
United States
Office Phone: 
(916) 445-1727 (916) 651-1500
Office Fax: 
(916) 324-3944


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