Utah native to chair Federal Election Commission

Utah native to chair Federal Election Commission

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Mapleton native and BYU graduate has been elected chairman of the Federal Election Commission.

The commission last week selected Matthew S. Petersen as its chair for 2010.

Petersen has served on the commission since 2005. Before that, he was the Republican chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.

He graduated from BYU in 1996 with a bachelor of arts in philosophy. He then attended the University of Virginia School of Law. He also received an associate degree from Utah Valley State College, which is now Utah Valley University.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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