Commissioners

The United States Commission on Civil Rights is composed of eight Commissioners: four appointed by the President and four by Congress. Not more than four members shall at any one time be of the same political party.

The President also designates the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson from among the Commission's members with the concurrence of a majority of the Commission's members.

The Commissioners serve 6-year terms. No Senate confirmation is required. The President may remove a member of the Commission only for neglect of duty or malfeasance in office.

 

Presidential Appointees

Martin R. Castro (Chair)
President and CEO of Castro Synergies, LLC
Chicago, IL
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: DEMOCRAT

Karen K. Narasaki
Independent Civil and Human Rights Consultant
Washington, DC
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: INDEPENDENT

Patricia Timmons-Goodson
Associate Justice (Retired) Supreme Court of North Carolina
Fayetteville, North Carolina
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: INDEPENDENT

Roberta Achtenberg
Corporate Advisor in Public Policy and California State University Trustee
San Francisco, CA
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: DEMOCRAT

   Updated: November 20, 2014