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.”

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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.

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

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