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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB003 (2019)

ARLB003 Geoffrey Starks Sworn in as FCC Commissioner

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ARRL Bulletin 3  ARLB003
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  January 31, 2019
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB003 Geoffrey Starks Sworn in as FCC Commissioner

The FCC now officially has its full complement of five members.
Democrat Geoffrey Starks, who succeeds Mignon Clyburn on the
Commission, was sworn in January 30. He formerly served as assistant
bureau chief in the FCC Enforcement Bureau and in the US Department
of Justice.

"I am deeply honored to serve as a Commissioner of the Federal
Communications Commission, and I thank the President and the United
States Senate for this exceptional privilege," Starks said in a
statement. "As the last few weeks have affirmed, being a public
servant is a calling to serve a mission bigger than yourself.
Throughout my career, I have focused on protecting the most
vulnerable and holding wrongdoers accountable. In my new role, I
shall not only continue to pursue those goals, but also look forward
to working with Congress, my fellow Commissioners, and the FCC's
outstanding staff."

Starks, who holds a law degree from Yale, said that every community
"has a stake in the future of communications in this country, and
all have the right to be heard. I will always be listening."

Republican Brendan Carr, who already was sitting on the Commission
after appointment to an unexpired term, recently was reconfirmed for
a new full 5-year term. Three of the FCC's five members are
traditionally of the same political party as the President.


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