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Commissioners

The six Commissioners, no more than three of whom may represent the same political party, are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

Commissioners serve six-year, alternating terms, which expire in odd-numbered years. Commissioners serving expired terms may choose to remain until they are replaced.

The affirmative vote of four members of the Commission is required for the Commission to take any action.

The Chair for calendar year 2021 is Shana M. Broussard.

Commissioner Nominated by Term expiring Replaced
James E. Trainor III President Trump on February 27, 2020 April 30, 2023 Commissioner Matthew S. Petersen
Steven T. Walther President Bush on December 16, 2005. He served as a recess appointee on the Commission from January 2006 through December 2007. April 30, 2009 Commissioner Scott E. Thomas
Shana M. Broussard President Trump on October 30, 2020 April 30, 2023 Commissioner Ann M. Ravel
Sean J. Cooksey President Trump on October 30, 2020 April 30, 2021 Commissioner Lee E. Goodman
Allen Dickerson President Trump on September 16, 2020 April 30, 2025 Commissioner Caroline C. Hunter
Ellen L. Weintraub President Bush on December 9, 2002 April 30, 2007 Commissioner Karl J. Sandstrom