Biden names SLV native and former US Sen Ken Salazar as ambassador to Mexico


Bennet, Hickenlooper Applaud Nomination

WASHINGTON DC– Bringing to an end weeks of speculation, President Biden has named Ken Salazar --former Secretary of the Interior under Obama, former US Senator from Colorado and native of the San Luis Valley – as the new ambassador to Mexico.   

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and John Hickenlooper (D) released the following joint statements after President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate former Secretary of the Interior and Senator from Colorado, Ken Salazar, to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. 

 “President Biden has made a terrific choice in nominating Ken Salazar as the next Ambassador to Mexico. Ken is a tremendous public servant with a strong record of bipartisanship in the United States Senate. He has always led with integrity, and I have great confidence in his ability to represent the United States. We, in Colorado, are proud of him and grateful for his service once again,” said Bennet.


“Ken Salazar is an exceptional leader who has served Colorado and our country at the highest levels. As ambassador to Mexico, he will revitalize the relationship with a neighbor, ally, and one of our biggest trading partners,” said Hickenlooper.

A more indepth story will run in the Wednesday edition of the Valley Courier.

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