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.