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The Commission is composed of five Commissioners, each of whom is appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, for a term of six years. A Commissioner may continue to serve after the expiration of his or her term for up to one year or until a successor is confirmed.

At any time only three Commissioners may be members of the same party. The Chairman is designated by the President and usually is a member of the President's party. Currently the Commission is comprised of two Republicans and one Democrat. The names of the current Commissioners, their affiliation and term expiration dates are:


(D) Democrat, (R) Republican

Current Commissioners Term Expiration Date
Chairman Ruth Y. Goldway (D) Nov. 22, 2014
Vice Chairman Mark Acton (R) Oct. 14, 2016
Commissioner Robert G. Taub (R) Oct. 14, 2016