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  • Press Release

FEC announces appointment of Charles Kitcher as Associate General Counsel

July 15, 2021

WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission has appointed Charles Kitcher as Associate General Counsel. Mr. Kitcher, whose appointment becomes effective July 18, oversees the Enforcement Division, which is the largest division of the Office of General Counsel. The 45-person Enforcement Division recommends to the Commission appropriate action to take with respect to administrative complaints and apparent violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), investigates alleged violations, and negotiates conciliation agreements.

Mr. Kitcher joined the Commission in December 2012 as a staff attorney in the Litigation Division. In August 2017, he was promoted to Acting Assistant General Counsel for Litigation and served in that role with distinction. In March 2019, Mr. Kitcher was promoted to Acting Associate General Counsel in the Enforcement Division, where he currently serves.

Prior to his service at the Commission, Mr. Kitcher was an associate at the law firm Covington & Burling, LLC, and he served as a clerk to Judge Richard Owen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He earned both his Bachelor of Arts in Music and law degree from Columbia University.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. Established in 1975, the FEC is composed of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.