President Trump has nominated Geoffrey Starks to replace FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. Now that her replacement has been named, she will be leaving the FCC shortly. Starks currently serves as the Assistant Bureau Chief in the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau, which is responsible for enforcing the commission’s rules and orders, focusing on consumer protection, competition, public safety and national security. He served as an attorney for the Department of Justice. A native of Kansas, he went to Harvard and Yale Law schools. He worked for the prestigious DC law firm Williams and Connolly.
He had the support of Senator Charles Schumer as well as the Congressional Black Caucus. Mr. Starks will have to be confirmed by the Senate. We look forward to working with Commissioner Starks.