Biography

Senator Ted Gaines has been a tireless advocate for California’s taxpayers, ratepayers, businesses and families since entering politics. He has also fought to protect citizen privacy and has led major efforts to bring thousands of new jobs to the state, as well as supporting critical legislation to strengthen and expand California’s infrastructure.

Known as one of the most accessible Senators, Ted routinely visits his expansive first Senate District by annually holding town halls, community meetings and various district outreach events.

In addition to his life in public service, Ted is a successful small business owner, having owned Gaines Insurance for more than 30 years. He has been married to his beautiful wife Beth since 1986 and together they reside in El Dorado Hills and are blessed with six children.

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