Cynthia Bauerly Leaves FEC

The following announcement arrived via email:

Statement of Cynthia Bauerly, Commissioner, announcing departure from Federal Election Commission

It has been my honor and privilege to serve on the Federal Election Commission since 2008. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve the country in this role and I will step down on February 1, 2013.  The past several years have presented rapid and challenging developments in the area of campaign finance law. Throughout, I have had the pleasure of serving with the Commission’s talented and dedicated professional staff as we worked to provide the public with disclosure of campaign spending and to prevent corruption through the federal campaign finance system. This shared commitment to transparency and effective enforcement of the law is vital to maintaining public confidence in our election process.  

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I found Commissioner Bauerly to be a consistent voice of reason and calm, with a commitment to enforcing the nation’s campaign finance laws fairly.  I can understand the impulse to leave such a dysfunctional agency, though.

I wish her luck in her new endeavors!

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