November 24, 2017
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Former Maine politician nominated for State Department post

The Associated Press
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AUGUSTA, Maine — A former Maine Democratic Party chairman has been nominated for a U.S. State Department post.

President Barack Obama has nominated former Maine Democratic Chair Frederick “Rick” Barton to be assistant secretary for conflict and stabilization operations and coordinator for reconstruction and stabilization.

The state Democratic Party made the announcement Tuesday.

Barton was state party chairman during the late 1980s. Since that time he has been involved in conflict resolution matters. He currently serves as senior adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Barton previously held a post in the United Nations in New York.


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