President George W. Bush announced in late December his intention to nominate Steven T. Walter ’68 to be a member of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for the remainder of a six-year term expiring April 2009. Walther is a partner at Walther, Key, Maupin, Oats, Cox & LeGoy, a firm he co-founded in 1972. He was recommended for the position by Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, who said in a statement, “In addition to building a successful law practice in Nevada, Mr. Walther has been a leader not only on the ABA’s Board of Governors, but has been an active member on a number of its committees.”
Walther also serves on the National Council of Human Rights First, the American Law Institute, and the Nevada State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, along with a number of other civic and conservation organizations. He recently served as president of the Boalt Hall Alumni Association.