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Charlie Crist is tapped for an ambassador position under President Biden

Charlie Crist speaking at the podium
Daylina Miller
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WUSF Public Media
Charlie Crist addresses the crowd in St. Petersburg after winning the Democratic nomination for governor in the primary election on Aug. 23, 2022. After losing the race in November, Crist will be nominated for an ambassador position.

The nomination to the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization would require U.S. Senate confirmation.

After losing a race for governor in November, former U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., will be nominated for an ambassador position, the White House said Wednesday.

President Joe Biden intends to nominate Crist for the post of Representative of the United States of America on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization, with the rank of ambassador, according to a White House announcement.

The council is a governing body of the International Civil Aviation Organization, a United Nations agency that works on air-transportation policies and standards.

Crist was elected governor in 2006 as a Republican and served one term before unsuccessfully running for U.S. Senate in 2010.

He was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. House in 2016 before unsuccessfully challenging Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis last year.

The nomination to the aviation post would require U.S. Senate confirmation.

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