THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES KARL J. SANDSTROM AS A COMMISSIONER OF THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Karl J. Sandstrom to serve as a Commissioner of the Federal Election Commission.
Mr. Karl J. Sandstrom, of Washington, D.C., is an attorney and election law specialist, who is currently serving as Chairman of the Administrative Review Board at the Department of Labor. From 1988 to 1992, he was the Staff Director of the House Subcommittee on Elections, during which time he also served as the Staff Director of the Speaker of the House's Task Force on Electoral Reform. From 1979 to 1988, he served as the Deputy Chief Counsel to the House Administration Committee of the House of Representatives. In addition, Mr. Sandstrom has taught public policy as an Adjunct Professor at the American University.
Mr. Sandstrom received a B.A. degree from the University of Washington, a J.D. degree from George Washington University, and Masters of the Law of Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.
The Federal Election Commission 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.