President Trump will nominate Geoffrey Starks to succeed Mignon Clyburn as one of the two Democratic commissioners on the Federal Communications Commission.
Starks, an assistant bureau chief at the agency’s Enforcement Bureau, was previously recommended by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, according to earlier reports. If confirmed by the Senate, he would serve a five-year term ending in mid-2022.
“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.”
Clyburn announced in April that she would depart after nearly a decade at the agency.
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