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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

VACANT (Chair)

VACANT (Vice Chair)

Stephen Gilchrist
Chairman and CEO, South Carolina African American Chamber of Commerce
Columbia, SC
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: REPUBLICAN
Term Ends: November 2025

J. Christian Adams
President and General Counsel
Public Interest Legal Foundation
Alexandria, Virginia
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: REPUBLICAN
Term Ends: December 2025

Congressional Appointees

Gail Heriot
Professor of Law, University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: INDEPENDENT
Term Ends: December 2025

Mondaire Jones
Political Contributor and Former Congressman for New York
Sleepy Hollow, New York
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: DEMOCRAT
Term Ends: December 2028

Peter N. Kirsanow
Partner, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Arnoff
Cleveland, Ohio
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: REPUBLICAN
Term Ends: December 2025

VACANT

 

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