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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 15, 1994

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Lee Ann Elliott, a former member of the Federal Election Commission, and Danny L. McDonald, a present member, to additional terms as members of the FEC.

"These two individuals have served their country admirably as members of the FEC. I am pleased that they have agreed to extend their commitment to this important body, which will be well served by their experience," the President said.

Lee Ann Elliott has served two terms as a member of the FEC, from 1981 - 87 and from 1987 - 93. She was FEC chairwoman in 1984 and 1990. Prior to her initial appointment in 1981, Elliott served as Vice President of Bishop, Bryant & Associates, Inc. in Chicago. From 1970 - 79, she was the Associate Executive Director of the American Medical Political Action Committee. From 1961 - 79, she was AMPAC's Executive Director.

Elliott earned a B.A. from the University of Illinois.

McDonald has served as a FEC commissioner since 1982. Initially appointed to the FEC in 1981, he was reappointed in 1987 and served as commission chairman in 1983 and 1989. From 1979 - 82, McDonald served as General Administrator of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. As a member of the Tulsa County Election Board in Oklahoma from 1974 - 79, McDonald developed a new voting system and installed efficient data processing to upgrade county voting procedures. McDonald has served as a U.S. advisor on elections in numerous foreign countries. From 1989 - 90, he served as U.S. Advisor on Elections to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, for Nicaragua and El Salvador.

McDonald, a native of Oklahoma, earned a B.A. from Oklahoma State University in 1971.