President to Nominate Wright to FTC

Term of Republican Rush Expires Sept. 25
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President Barack Obama Tuesday announced his intention to nominate Dr. Joshua Wright to be a member of the Federal Trade Commission.

Wright, a Republican, is currently a professor at George Mason University School of Law. It will be a homecoming of sorts for Wright, who served as the inaugural scholar in residence at the FTC's competition bureau in 2007-2008.

Wright's resume also includes teaching public policy at Pepperdine and a clerkship for California U.S. District court Judge James Selna.

The term of Commissioner J. Thomas Rush (Republican) expires Sept. 25, but he can continue to serve until a replacement is confirmed.