Statement of Commissioner Bart Chilton Regarding the Nomination of Gary Gensler

December 18, 2008

I commend President-elect Obama for his nomination of Gary Gensler to serve as the Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Mr. Gensler has the comprehensive expertise that will be important to leading our agency during these turbulent economic times.  He has excelled in the private sector, has served our country with distinction as a senior advisor in the U.S. Senate, and as a subcabinet member at the Department of Treasury.  I look forward to working closely with him to address the needed changes in our oversight and regulatory functions and to restore confidence in our government’s ability to protect consumers.

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