Geoffrey Starks, an assistant bureau chief at the Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau, will be nominated to succeed Mignon Clyburn as one of the FCC’s Democratic commissioners.
Reports previously indicated that Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer had recommended Starks as Clyburn’s replacement.
“I congratulate Geoffrey Starks on his forthcoming nomination to serve as a commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement. “He has a distinguished record of public service, including in the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau, and I wish him all the best during the confirmation process.”
Starks’ term would run until mid-2022 if his nomination is confirmed by the Senate.
Clyburn presided over her final FCC meeting in April after nearly a decade at the agency.
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