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Client List

Trailblazing Canvassers


I first got to know Ted during my time in Oregon politics as Secretary of State in the 1990s, where he had earned a widespread reputation for running a highly professional signature gathering business. I then had the pleasure to work with him directly after leaving office, when I was chief petitioner of a major ballot measure initiative campaign in 2006.

We retained Ted’s firm to assist us in gathering signatures. I was greatly impressed with his business acumen; his candor; his work ethic; and most of all with his sense of fairness and integrity. It is a tough business — constantly recruiting people, training, and managing them, and then enforcing the appropriate laws and rules when necessary.

Ted and his colleagues did not just meet our hopes and expectations, but consistently exceeded them. In my experience, he distinguished himself for not cutting corners; being direct and honest about setting appropriate expectations; having a serious and meaningful approach to quality control; and going the extra mile when needed to achieve success.

Phil Kesiling, Oregon Secretary of State (1991-99)

To hear Ted speak on a recent episode of NPR’s All Things Considered about the exceptionally shining example that the Trailblazing Canvassers signature gathering firm is in an industry rife with fraud and nefarious activity, click here.

Some of Our Clients

  • American Cancer Society
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Albertina Kerr Charities
  • Good Government Initiative
  • We Care for California
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Repair California
  • Preserving Oregon’s Roads
  • Libraries Yes!
  • Nursing Home Safety Act
  • Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center
  • Culver City CA Citizens
  • League of Women Voters
  • Open to All
  • Campaign to Ban Gillnetting
  • Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Humane Society
  • A Better Colorado
  • Protect Colorado’s Future
  • No on Proposition 8 California
  • Stop Gun Violence
  • Renew Houston
  • Oregon Historical Society
  • Environment Defense Fund
  • NW Natural Gas
  • Betsy Johnson for Governor
  • The Colorado Attorney General*
  • Missouri Clean Energy Initiative
  • Tillamook Rainforest Coalition
  • Oregonians for Water, Parks and Wildlife
  • Full Disclosure Nevada
  • Voter Education Project
  • Head Start Association
  • Political Accountability Campaign
  • Good for Oregon
  • Ben Westlund for Governor
  • Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism
  • Oregon Cannabis Tax Act
  • Alex Hamalian for Judge
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Jefferson CO West Virginia Jobs Act
  • Yamhill County Visitor’s Association
  • Campaign for Corporate Disclosure
  • Payday Loan Reform
  • Cascade AIDS Project
  • Yes for a Healthy California
  • Washington State Vacation Days
  • Maine Tribal Gaming Act
  • Eric Butterfield for Judge
  • Special Olympics
  • Healthy Kids Act
  • Protect our Salmon
  • Florida Gaming Initiative 2022
  • The Oregon Secretary of State*

*Retained the expert services of our President, Ted Blaszak.