President Bush has announced his intention to renominate Jonathan Adelstein to an additional term as FCC Commissioner. A Democrat, Adelstein joined the agency in 2002 after serving for seven years as a senior legislative aide to former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD). Adelstein’s current term is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2008. If confirmed by the Senate, Adelstein would serve an additional five-year term to end on June 20, 2013. FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate, a colleague of Adelstein and a Republican, is also awaiting Senate confirmation after being nominated earlier this year for an additional FCC term. (Although Tate’s previous term expired on June 30 of this year, Tate may continue to serve at the FCC until the confirmation process is complete.) Joining the other FCC members in applauding the nomination, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin proclaimed: “the Commission has greatly benefited from Jonathan’s substantial telecommunications experience and his long record of public service.” As FCC Commissioner Michael Copps praised Adelstein as “a smart, dedicated and courageous advocate for bringing communications technologies to all Americans,” Steve Largent, the president of wireless association CTIA, commended Adelstein’s “recognition that vibrant, competitive market forces serve consumers more effectively than government regulation.”