Speaker - Dan Schnur

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Dan Schnur was appointed Chairman of California's Fair Political Practices Commission June 2010. His appointment to the Commission continues a distinguished career that includes working on four presidential and three gubernatorial campaigns. Schnur is on leave from his position as director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California, where he works to motivate young people to become involved in politics, government and public service.

Schnur served as the national Director of Communications for the 2000 presidential campaign of U.S. Senator John McCain and spent five years as chief media spokesman for California Governor Pete Wilson. Schnur was the founder of the Center for Campaign Leadership, a non-partisan effort to equip young people with the skills essential for professional involvement in political campaigns, and a former Co-Chairman of the Voices of Reform project, a bi-partisan statewide organization devoted to making state government more responsive to the needs of California voters.

In addition to his position at USC, Schnur is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of California at Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies. Schnur has also held the post of Visiting Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government's Institute of Politics at Harvard University and taught an advanced course in political campaign communications at George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management.

A Republican, Schnur was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and will take a sabbatical from USC during his tenure as Chairman, which ends on January 31, 2011.

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