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President Obama Taps Kendrick Meek For U.N. Seat

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Kendrick Meek

WASHINGTON D.C. (CBS4) – Former Florida Congressman Kendrick Meek has been nominated by President Barack Obama to represent the U.S. at the U.N. General Assembly.

Meek currently heads KBM Solutions, a consulting firm which focuses on disaster recovery and humanitarian assistance. He also chairs the Editorial Board of Politic365, an online news site aimed “communities of color.”

From 2002 to 2010, Meek represented the 17th Congressional District of Florida in the U.S. House. He gave up the seat to run as the Democratic Party’s nominee for a U.S. Senate seat in 2010. He lost to Republican Marco Rubio.

Meek also served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1995 to 1998 and in the Florida Senate from 1999 to 2002.

President Obama also nominated former White House lawyer Mary DeRosa and diplomat Frank E. Loy to U.N. seats.

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