Mignon L. Clyburn of South Carolina
President Obama has nominated Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn of the Public Service Commission of South Carolina to the FCC to replace Comm. Adelstein. (Official bio at PSCSC website)
From the White House press release:
Mignon L. Clyburn, Nominee for Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Mignon Clyburn has been a member of the Public Service Commission of South Carolina since 1998. The Public Service Commission regulates South Carolina's investor owned public utilities, including providers of telecommunications services. The South Carolina General Assembly elected Clyburn as a Commissioner representing the Sixth Congressional District in May of 1998, and she has been re-elected three times. She chaired the Commission from 2002 to 2004. Clyburn is a past chair of the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. She is presently the chair of the Washington Action Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). Clyburn also serves on NARUC's Audit Committee and Utilities Market Access Partnership Board. Clyburn graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Banking, Finance & Economics in 1984. Before her election to the Public Service Commission she spent fourteen years as the Publisher and General Manager of The Coastal Times, a weekly newspaper in Charleston, South Carolina.
TV Newsday comments,
She is a woman and an African-American — assets in diversity-conscious Washington — and, perhaps more important, she is the daughter of one of the most powerful men on Capitol Hill, Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina.
Welcome to Washington, Commissioner!