Donald F. McGahn II
Donald F. McGahn, II is an acting member of the United States Federal Election Commission
Federal Election Commission
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He was confirmed June 24, 2008 by the United States Senate
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 and was sworn in shortly thereafter, but his term expired April 30, 2009, so he continues as a Commissioner until his replacement is nominated by the President and confirmed by the United States Senate.

Unlike the other five Commissioners, Mr. McGahn has no official biography at the Commission website. According to, he has been or is associated with Americans for a Republican Majority
Americans for a Republican Majority
Americans for a Republican Majority was a political action committee formed by former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and directed by Karl Gallant. On July 7, 2006 ARMPAC reached an agreement with the Federal Election Commission to pay a fine of $115,000 for various violations and to...

, the DeLay Foundation for Kids, the National Republican Congressional Committee
National Republican Congressional Committee
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, and the law firm of Patton Boggs
Patton Boggs
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