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For Immediate Release   Contact:  Judith Ingram
January 23, 2017   Julia Queen
    Christian Hilland
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FEC Announces Appointment of Kathleen M. Guith as Associate General Counsel

WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission on Thursday voted to appoint Kathleen M. Guith as Associate General Counsel for Enforcement.


Ms. Guith joined the Commission as a staff attorney in November 2002. Since then, she has worked in a variety of management positions in the Enforcement division, the largest contingent in the Commission’s Office of General Counsel. She has been serving as acting head of the division since September 2015, a position she previously held in 2008, and from 2010 to 2012.

Ms. Guith received a B.A. from Boston College and her J.D. from Cornell Law School. She also completed graduate work in the Sociology Department at the University of Virginia.  After law school, Ms. Guith worked at Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, D.C., and then the Federal Programs Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division.



The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. Established in 1975, the FEC is composed of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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