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David Edmonson serves as TechNet’s Vice President for State Policy and Government Relations, where he oversees the organization’s unparalleled 50-state advocacy efforts. He joined TechNet in 2018 as the Executive Director for Texas and the Southeast and led TechNet’s state advocacy and political activities throughout the Southeast region. Prior to TechNet, David served as Executive Director of Austin Tech Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to building a culture of civic engagement in Austin’s tech sector. David had previous roles with Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis, Texas State Senator Eliot Shapleigh, and then-Attorney General Greg Abbott. A native Texan, David received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston.