President Trump Makes Another Outstanding Nomination to the FEC

The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) supports the nomination of Allen Dickerson to be a Commissioner on the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

Mr. Dickerson is an outstanding choice. He currently works as Legal Director for the Institute for Free Speech, where he has represented individuals and organizations in First Amendment challenges. He also serves as Captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Army Reserve. He is a graduate of Yale College and New York University School of Law.

Of his nomination, RNLA Board of Governors Member and former FEC Chairman Lee Goodman said: "Allen has a brilliant legal mind and years of experience identifying the proper balance between regulation and free speech. He will be a formidable commissioner. The team of Trey Trainor and Allen Dickerson will shore up the Republican side of the commission. Now we need one additional Republican commissioner and three new Democratic commissioners to put the agency on track."

RNLA Board of Governors Member and former FEC Chairman Matt Petersen added: “Allen will be an outstanding addition to the FEC. As one of the country’s preeminent free speech litigators, Allen is a leading expert on how campaign finance law intersects with free speech. He is also a true gentleman. Allen’s exceptional background and experience, along with his even-keeled temperament, will allow him to be a leader on the Commission for many years to come.”

RNLA President David Warrington spoke for RNLA leadership when he said: “Allen is a brilliant legal mind committed to the rule of law and protecting the rights of all Americans to participate in the political process. In addition to his military service, this is another opportunity for Allen to serve his country in this important capacity. He will be an extremely valuable addition to the Federal Election Commission.”

The RNLA calls for the speedy confirmation of Allen Dickerson so the FEC can again obtain a quorum.


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