L. William Paxon, former head of the House Republican Congressional Campaign Committee, and co-architect of the 1994 House Republican majority, may join the Bush Administration to beef up the congressional relations function.
Both the New York Times and the Washington Post have raised his name in recent days.
In 1992 Paxon took over the chair of the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee (an organization with a $5 million deficit) when Rep. Guy Vander Jagt lost his primary election. By 1994, Paxon had restructured the RCCC and provided the funds for the Contract With America to put the House Republicans in the majority for the first time in 40 years. Paxon is well respected among members of both houses of Congress.
Paxon was originally elected to Congress from Western New York to succeed retiring Rep. Jack Kemp in 1988. Paxon retired from Congress in 1998 to join Akin Gump as a senior advisor. He married Rep. Susan Molinari in 1993 and the couple has two children.
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