The President has announced his plans to nominate current Tennessee Regulatory Agency member Deborah Tate to the FCC. Tate has a long career in Tennessee, serving as an Assistant to former Gov. Sunquist, as well as Counsel for fomer Governer Alexander. A full state biography is here. She was also appointed by Sundquist to oversee patient services to TennCare and has been Director of State and Public Policy at Vanderbilt.