"Mignon Clyburn left a legacy at the FCC. She was a champion of spectrum access for women, racial minorities and other oppressed minority groups. She defended net neutrality to her final breath on the 8th floor. Those are some really big shoes to fill.
While we don't know much about Geoffrey Starks' positions on various issues that would impact a citizen's access to spectrum including LPFM, amateur radio, broadcast ownership, AM revitalization or on major consumer issues such as network neutrality, we do know that he is currently a Assistant Bureau Chief at the FCC's Enforcement Bureau which may come in handy to address various issues such as the proliferation of illegal broadcast transmitters being sold by Amazon.com and the commercial pirate radio problems in New York and South Florida.
In the coming weeks, we should know where he stands on issues. Sometime after his confirmation, I hope to be in DC to meet with him or his staff so we can get him up to speed on the issues that are important to the REC advocacy and constituency.
I look forward to learning more about Mr. Starks and I wish him the best of luck with the confirmation process."