New FEC Chair and Vice Chair for 2021 - State and Federal Communications

December 23, 2020  •  

New FEC Chair and Vice Chair for 2021

FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On December 22, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) announced the election of Shana M. Broussard as its chairwoman for 2021.

Additionally, Allen Dickerson was elected as vice chair for next year.

Both Broussard and Dickerson, along with Sean Cooksey, were all confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 9.

By confirming three new commissioners, the FEC, where only three of the agency’s six seats had been filled since July 4, are now able to conduct official business.

Federal law requires at least four commissioners agree on any official action. The positions of chair and vice chair are rotating, one-year positions.

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