The White House announced nine ambassador nominations as President Biden wrapped up meetings in Europe with the Group of Seven countries and NATO. Former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has been officially nominated to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.
Salazar also served as Senator of Colorado and was the first Latino Democrat to serve in Capitol Hill since 1972. In 1998, he was elected to serve as Attorney General, becoming the first Latino elected to statewide office in Colorado. Since the end of the Obama administration, Salazar joined an international law firm.
Nominees are yet to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.