Walter Hughes Mr. Walter Hughes has been State Director of Government Affairs for ComcastNBCuniversal for the last five years. His primary duties include overseeing all of the Legislative and Regulatory matters impacting telecommunication and programming issues. Working from his Sacramento office, Mr. Hughes is also the Chairman of the California Channel and an Executive Committee Member of the California Cable & Telecommunications Association. Prior to his service with ComcastNBCUniversal, Mr. Hughes served as Chief of Staff for California State Senator Ed Hernandez, Policy Director for Assemblyman Joe Baca, Policy Advisor to two former Assembly Speakers, Herb Wesson and Fabian Nunez, Committee Consultant to the Assembly Agriculture Committee, and was a Legislative Assistant for former Assemblymembers Dennis Cardoza, Mike Machado and Rusty Areias. As a result of a spinal injury, Hughes has been a wheelchair user since 1987. He currently resides in Elk Grove CA, is married to a public school teacher and has one daughter age 11.