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Former Gov. Strickland nominated for UN post
Ceremonial post is interesting to former governor due to Syria situation
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Former Governor Ted Strickland says he’s looking forward to his new position as one of the alternate representatives to the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Democratic ex-governor is among the names on a long list of nominations announced this week by the White House for posts throughout the Obama administration. Strickland says the current situation in Syria makes the position even more interesting to him.


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“It’s one of the more interesting times to be doing this. That’s one of the things that excites me about the opportunity, because there’s a lot going on in the world. For a long time, I’ve had an interest in international issues.”

Strickland says he’ll be delivering speeches and working with US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power. Strickland’s nomination for the mostly ceremonial job still has to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, but he says he’s confident. He’ll be relocating to New York City, but says he will return to Ohio often to campaign during next year’s elections.
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