THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES M.D.B. CARLISLE AND DARRYL R. WOLD AS COMMISSIONERS ON THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to nominate M.D.B. Carlisle and Darryl R. Wold to serve as Commissioners on the Federal Election Commission.
M.D.B. Carlisle of the District of Columbia, served as the Chief of Staff for Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) from 1991 to 1997. Prior to joining Senator Cochran's staff, she was the Vice President for Governmental Relations for the Heritage Foundation. From 1986 to 1989, Ms. Carlisle served as the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs for the Department of Defense. From 1985 to 1986, she was the Executive Director for the Council for National Policy. From 1974 to 1984, Ms. Carlisle was employed by the United States Senate, first as a member of the Task Force Staff on the Budget Committee, then as the Executive Director of the Republican Steering Committee, and finally as the Staff Director for the Republican Conference. Ms. Carlisle received a B.A. from Manhattanville College.
Darryl R. Wold of Newport Beach, California, has been an attorney in the private practice of law since 1974, with an emphasis on business and election law. Mr. Wold represents candidates, ballot measure committees, political action committees, and others who have reporting compliance responsibilities under the Federal Election Campaign Act, the California Political Reform Act, and local political reform ordinances, and advises officeholders concerning conflicts of interest and economic interest disclosure requirements. In addition, Mr. Wold is of counsel for election law litigation and enforcement defense matters to Reed & Davidson, a California firm that practices election and political law. He received a B.A. degree from Claremont McKenna College and an L.LB degree from Stanford University.
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is responsible for the administration of the Federal Elections Campaign Act. This includes federal campaign disclosure requirements, contribution and expenditures limitations, and public financing of Presidential nominating conventions and elections. The FEC has exclusive jurisdiction with respect to civil enforcement of the Act's provisions.