Ranger College lawyer nominated for Federal Election Commission


By Ryan Ronan
Ranger College Public Information Officer

RANGER (September 13, 2017) – Austin-area lawyer Trey Trainor, who also oversaw the petition verification process for the Ranger College annexation election, was nominated by President Donald Trump late Tuesday night to serve on the Federal Election Commission.

If confirmed by the senate, this partner at Akerman LLP will serve the remainder of the six-year FEC term that will expire in April 2021.

Trey Trainor presents the signed petitions to the Ranger College Board of Regents.

“Trey Trainor will bring a principled libertarian perspective to the FEC,” said Republican Commissioner Lee Goodman. “I believe President Trump has made an excellent choice for the future of the FEC.”

This is Trainor’s second appointment in the Trump administration. Earlier this year, he was assigned to the Pentagon on a temporary basis where he served as a special assistant to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in the Office of General Counsel. Also, he has worked for the Texas Republican Party as general counsel for Texas Secretary of State and as counsel for then Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s 2012 presidential campaign.

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