Washington – Jun 20, 2007 - President George Bush intends to nominate Deborah Taylor Tate of Tennessee to be a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission for a five-year term that will expire on June 30, 2012. Tate currently serves as an FCC commissioner.
Prior to the FCC, she served as director and chairman of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority. Earlier in her career, she served as an attorney and senior policy advisor to former Governor Lamar Alexander and former Governor Don Sundquist. Tate received her bachelor's degree and her JD from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
FCC Commissioners Martin and Adelstein issued congratulatory statements on the announcement.