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Mount Union College Alumnus to Present Constitution Day Address

September 14, 2006

Phil Kiko, chief of staff and general counsel to the House Committee on the Judiciary, will speak at Mount Union College on September 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the Dewald Chapel in honor of the federally-mandated Constitution Day, celebrated across the nation.

Phil Kiko (left)

Kiko, a 1973 graduate of Mount Union, first came to Capital Hill in 1973 and worked at the National Republican Congressional Committee. Kiko then moved over to Congress when Rep. Sensenbrenner was elected to the House in order to serve as the congressman's legislative director. He also worked as associate counsel for the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights, where he focused on proposed constitutional amendments, crime, civil rights, FBI, and immigration issues.

He has also worked at the departments of Education and the Interior. At Education, he managed a nationwide program of enforcement for the Office of Civil Rights Compliance Program on issues involving disabilities, race, age and sex discrimination. At the Department of Interior, Phil served in various positions, including legislative counsel, director of budget and program resources management as well as deputy director of the Office of Hearing and Appeals.

Before rejoining Sensenbrenner at the Science Committee, Kiko served as associate administrator of procurement and purchasing for the House of Representatives. At the Science Committee, Phil served as deputy chief of staff and oversaw an ambitious oversight agenda.

Kiko received his juris doctor from the International School of Law (now George Mason School of Law) and earned his undergraduate degree at Mount Union College.

For more information on this event, please call (330) 823-3187 or (330) 823-3170.

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