THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES KELLY D. JOHNSTON TO THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION
The President announced today the nomination of Kelly D. Johnston of Sterling, Virginia, to the Federal Election Commission.
Kelly D. Johnston currently serves as Secretary of the United States Senate, where he has served since June of 1995. Prior to his current position, Mr. Johnston served as the Staff Director of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, where he served from 1992 to 1995. Additionally, he was the Deputy Political Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and was Chief of Staff to Rep. Jon Kyl (R-AZ). He earned a B.A. from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
The Federal Election Commission is responsible for the administration of, compliance with, and formation of policy with respect to the Federal Election Campaign Act. This includes Federal campaign disclosure requirements, contribution and expenditure limitations, and public financing of Presidential nominating conventions and elections. The Commission has exclusive jurisdiction with respect to civil enforcement of such provisions.