WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Tuesday he will nominate former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland to be one of the alternate representatives to the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
"Through his long and illustrious career, Ted has always served the people of the State of Ohio with dedication and hard work, and I know he will continue to do the same for his country and the international community," said U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, whose 13th Ohio Congressional District covers much of Portage County.
Obama nominated Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and Mark Meadows, R-N.C to be representatives to U.N. session.
They are a few of a long list of nominations announced by the White House for posts throughout his administration.
Obama selected George Tsunis, the founder, chairman and CEO of Chartwell Hotels and a top Democratic fundraiser, as his nominee for the ambassadorship to Norway.
He also nominated career foreign service officials for ambassadorships to Jamaica and to the Republic of Angola.
Obama also nominated Beth Cobert to be deputy director of the White House budget office, Sloan Gibson as a deputy secretary at the Veterans Affairs Department, Heather Anne Higginbottom to be deputy secretary at the State Department, Jim Shelton as deputy secretary at the Education Department and John Carlin, a career prosecutor, to be assistant attorney general for national security at the Justice Department