President Donald Trump named Geoffrey Starks as his pick to become a member of the FCC for the remainder of a five-year term ending June 30, 2022, the White House said late Friday.
Starks currently is assistant bureau chief of the FCC’s enforcement bureau and served as senior counsel at the U.S. Justice Department, the White House said in a statement.
Starks, a Democrat, is set to fill the seat now occupied by Democrat Mignon Clyburn who can remain on the commission until her successor is confirmed. Although his appointment requires Senate confirmation, NY Senator Chuck Schumer has already endorsed the nomination.
“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.”
June 4, 2018