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For Immediate Release
January 7, 2002


Ron Harris
Ian Stirton
Kelly Huff



WASHINGTON – Robert W. (Bob) Biersack has been named Deputy Press Officer at the Federal Election Commission, filling a vacancy created by the retirement last year of Sharon L. Snyder.

Biersack has served in the Data Systems Development Division (DSDD) at the FEC since April 1983, specializing in analysis and web-posting of campaign finance data. For the past several years, he has been instrumental in defining, planning, implementing, and executing statistical studies related to campaign finance information filed at the FEC. He is also a key participant in the design and implementation of the FEC’s electronic filing program and Internet-accessible database.

He holds degrees in economics and political science from Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and has been recognized by media, academic, and campaign-finance communities for his analyses and presentations of complex data. In addition to authoring a number of articles about campaign finance, he is in demand as a panelist at conferences focusing on campaign finance, and has been an adjunct lecturer for the departments of politics at numerous universities in the Washington, DC, area.

Biersack will assume his new duties in the FEC Press Office on February 11.

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