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

CONGRESSIONAL APPOINTEES

 

Martin R. Castro (Chair)

President and CEO of Castro Synergies, LLC

Chicago, IL

POLITICAL AFFILIATION: DEMOCRAT

 

Abigail Thernstrom (Vice Chair)
Adjunct Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
New York City, New York
POLITICAL AFFILIATION:
REPUBLICAN

 

Peter N. Kirsanow

Partner, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Arnoff

Cleveland, Ohio

POLITICAL AFFILIATION: REPUBLICAN

 

Roberta Achtenberg

Corporate Advisor in Public Policy and California State University Trustee

San Francisco, CA

POLITICAL AFFILIATION: DEMOCRAT

 

Gail Heriot

Professor of Law, University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: INDEPENDENT

 

Todd F. Gaziano

Senior Fellow in Legal Studies
The Heritage Foundation
Washington, DC
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: INDEPENDENT

 

Dina Titus

Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: DEMOCRAT

 

Michael Yaki

MICHAEL YAKI CONSULTING
San Francisco, CA
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: DEMOCRAT