Commission Elects Officers for 2014
The Federal Election Commission has elected Lee E. Goodman as the agency’s Chairman and Ann M. Ravel as its Vice Chair for 2014.
Chairman-elect Goodman was appointed to the Commission by President Barack Obama on October 21, 2013, and sworn into office on October 22, 2013.
Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Goodman spent the better part of two decades working on election law in private practice and serving in a number of governmental and political posts. In private practice, he represented candidates, public officials, political parties, political action committees, non-profit organizations and media companies in addressing a wide range of laws regulating their political activities and speech. He advised four presidential campaigns from 2007 to 2012. He served as general counsel of the Republican Party of Virginia (2009-2013).
He received his B.A. with highest distinction in 1986 from the University of Virginia, where he double majored in American Government and Rhetoric & Communication Studies. He received his J.D. in 1990 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor for the U.Va. Journal of Law & Politics.
Vice Chair-elect Ann M. Ravel was nominated to the Commission by President Barack Obama on June 21, 2013. After her appointment received the unanimous consent of the United States Senate, Ms. Ravel joined the Commission on October 25, 2013.
From March 2011 until her appointment to the Commission, Ms. Ravel served as Chair of the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) where she oversaw the regulation of campaign finance, lobbyist registration and reporting, and ethics and conflicts-of-interest related to officeholders and public employees. She was instrumental in the creation of the States' Unified Network (SUN) Center, a web-based center for sharing information on campaign finance. Before joining the FPPC, Ms. Ravel served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Torts and Consumer Litigation in the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice.
Ms. Ravel received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
(Posted 12/19/2013; By Alex Knott)
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