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David M. Mason

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David M. Mason, of Virginia, was reappointed December 16, 2005, by President George W. Bush to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for a term expiring April 30, 2009. Mason was appointed to the FEC by President William Jefferson Clinton on March 4, 1998 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 30, 1998.

"Prior to his appointment, Mr. Mason was Senior Fellow in Congressional Studies at the Heritage Foundation. He joined Heritage in 1990 and served at various times as Director of Executive Branch Liaison, Director of the Foundation's U.S. Congress Assessment Project, and Vice President, Government Relations.

"Commissioner Mason served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, where he managed the Pentagon's relations with the U.S. House of Representatives. One of his major accomplishments there was guiding base closing legislation to a successful conclusion.

"He has served on Capitol Hill, as a Legislative Assistant to Senator John W. Warner, Legislative Director to Representative Tom Bliley, and Staff Director to then-House Republican Whip Trent Lott. He was active as a staffer and volunteer in numerous Congressional, Senate, Gubernatorial and Presidential campaigns, and was himself the Republican nominee for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 48th District in 1982.

"Commissioner Mason attended Lynchburg College in Virginia and graduated cum laude from Claremont McKenna College in California."

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