The New York Daily News newspaper has reported that United States Senate Majority Leader Charles “Chuck” Schumer has been urging President Biden to nominate Assemblyman Nick Perry (D-Brooklyn) to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to Jamaica.
The US embassy has been without a top diplomat since Ambassador Donald Tapier demitted office earlier this year.
The Daily News, summarizing the public life of Perry, 71, reports that the Jamaica-born state lawmaker, has served in Albany for almost three decades “and represents a district that curls across East Flatbush into Canarsie. He moved to the United States in 1971 and served two years of active duty in the U.S. Army.
“Assemblymember Perry has dedicated his life’s work to serving his constituents in the 58th district, and has fostered many deep and lasting cultural, economic and political connections between the United States and Jamaica – and that experience will make him an outstanding ambassador,” Schumer said in a statement issued on Tuesday.