Obama names 10 to election commission

A primary opponent of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is among the 10 people President Obama has named to his commission on elections.

Trey Grayson, who lost to Paul in a 2010 Senate primary, is currently serving as director of the Harvard Institute of Politics.

The other individuals Obama intends to appoint are Disney World VP Brian Britton; Deloitte CEO Joe Echevarria; Larry Lomax, the registrar of Clark County, Nev.; New York Public Library Vice President Michele Coleman Mayes, Michele Coleman Mayes, the assistant general counsel of the Texas County and District Retirement System; Tammy Patrick, a federal compliance officer for the Maricopa County, Ariz., elections department; and Christopher Thomas the director of elections in the Michigan Department of State.

Co-chairs Robert Bauer and Ben Ginsberg, who served respectively as Obama and Mitt Romney's campaign legal counsel, were named to the commission.

The president created the commission in March, fulfilling a promise he made in his State of the Union address.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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Rachel Weiner · May 21, 2013