THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DAVID M. MASON AS COMMISSIONER OF THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to nominate David M. Mason to serve as a Commissioner on the Federal Election Commission.
David M. Mason, of Lovettsville, Virginia, is a Senior Fellow in Congressional Studies at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. Since joining the Heritage Foundation in 1990 as Director of Executive Branch Liaison, he has also served as Director of the Foundation's U.S. Congress Assessment Project and as Vice President of Government Relations. Prior to that, Mr. Mason was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for House Affairs and worked for nearly a decade on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Assistant to Senator John Warner, Legislative Director to Rep. Tom Bliley and Staff Director to then-House Republican Whip Trent Lott. He received a degree in political science from Claremont McKenna College.
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is responsible for the administration of the Federal Election 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.