Former South Florida Congressman Kendrick Meek has been nominated by President Barack Obama as a public delegate to the United Nations General Assembly.
Meek’s role will be to support U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Susan Rice, in her mission to foster world peace.
“There’s a lot going on the world. Turn on the news. You can go forever with what’s going on in Afghanistan, with what’s going on in Haiti,” Meek said.
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Meek, a Democrat who represented the 17th Congressional District of Florida from 2002 to 2010, was defeated in last year’s Senate race by Republican Marco Rubio.
After the election day loss, Meek became president of consulting firm KBM Solutions and Chairman of the editorial board of Politic365.com.
Meek is one of three people nominated to the UN by Obama Monday, joining Mary B. DeRosa and Frank E. Loy. The nominations will have to be confirmed by the Senate.
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“Dealing with issues such as hunger, world peace, what’s left of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars,” Meek said. “I’m pretty sure that will be a big discussion.
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