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.”READ MORE: Coral Springs Police: 3 Separate Crime Scenes Tied To One Suspect
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.READ MORE: Brightline Celebrates 3 Years Of Service As It Nears Orlando Extension Completion
Meek also served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1995 to 1998 and in the Florida Senate from 1999 to 2002.MORE NEWS: Ronald Acuña's 1st Game In Miami Since Knee Injury, Leads Braves Past Marlins 5-3
President Obama also nominated former White House lawyer Mary DeRosa and diplomat Frank E. Loy to U.N. seats.