public official

(15) Public official The term “public official” means any elected official, appointed official, or employee of— (A) a Federal, State, or local unit of government in the United States other than— (i) a college or university; (ii) a government-sponsored enterprise (as defined in section 622(8) of this title ); (iii) a public utility that provides gas, electricity, water, or communications; (iv) a guaranty agency (as defined in section 1085(j) of title 20 ), including any affiliate of such an agency; or (v) an agency of any State functioning as a student loan secondary market pursuant to section 1085(d)(1)(F) of title 20 ; (B) a Government corporation (as defined in section 9101 of title 31 ); (C) an organization of State or local elected or appointed officials other than officials of an entity described in clause (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v) of subparagraph (A); (D) an Indian tribe (as defined in section 5304(e) of title 25 ; (E) a national or State political party or any organizational unit thereof; or (F) a national, regional, or local unit of any foreign government, or a group of governments acting together as an international organization.


2 USC § 1602(15)

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