Kentuckian Kelly Craft formally nominated to United Nations ambassador position by President Trump

On Thursday, President Donald Trump formally nominated U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft to be his next United Nations ambassador.

Craft, who has been serving as U.S. Ambassador to Canada since August 2017, is a native of Glasgow, Kentucky. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a well-known Republican donor who has served in previous administrations as she was a U.S. delegate to the United Nations in 2007 under President George W. Bush.

Craft is the wife of former Kentucky Chamber Board Chair Joe Craft, the CEO of Alliance Coal.

The nomination of Craft to the U.N. role comes after the resignation of Nikki Haley in 2018 and a previous pick by Trump for the position bowed out.

Formal confirmation by the U.S. Senate will have to take place before Craft officially takes on the role of United Nations ambassador.

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