Michael E. Toner

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Michael E. Toner appointed March 29, 2002, in a recess appointment by President George W. Bush to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for the remainder of a term expiring April 30, 2007. The intention to nominate Mr. Toner was announced on November 21, 2001, and his nomination was transmitted to the Senate on March 4, 2002.

RNC Chief Counsel "Prior to his appointment, Mr. Toner was Chief Counsel to the Republican National Committee (RNC). Mr. Toner joined the RNC in 2001 after serving as General Counsel of the Bush-Cheney Transition and General Counsel of the Bush-Cheney 2000 Presidential Campaign.

"Before joining the Bush campaign in Austin, Mr. Toner was Deputy Counsel at the RNC from 1997-1999. Prior to his tenure at the RNC, he served as counsel to the Dole/Kemp Presidential Campaign in 1996.


"Commissioner Toner was an associate attorney at Wiley, Rein, & Fielding in Washington, DC from 1992-1996. His work there included advising political committees and corporate clients in federal and state election law compliance. He was also involved in a number of First and Fourteenth Amendment appellate matters, including two cases that reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

"Commissioner Toner received a J.D., cum laude from Cornell Law School in 1992, an M.A. in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University in 1989, and a B.A. with distinction from the University of Virginia in 1986. He is a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia bars as well as the United States Supreme Court bar, the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia."

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