Former senator James Espaldon recommended as U.S. Ambassador to FSM

James V. Espaldon (PNC file photo)

Congressman Michael San Nicolas has recommended former senator James V. Espaldon as U.S. Ambassador to the FSM.

As a continuation of recommendations for Biden Administration appointments Congressman San Nicolas has transmitted Senator James (Jim) V. Espaldon to serve as United States Ambassador to the Freely Associated States of Micronesia.

“With years of experience as a local leader serving in the Guam Legislature Senator Espaldon has distinguished himself among our freely associated allies in his years of service in the Association of Pacific Island Legislatures (APIL), Congressman San Nicolas said.

“Jim’s reputation as a statesman focused on people above Party precedes him at home and in the region, with a proven track record of consensus building and relationship preservation whether agreeing or disagreeing,” Congressman San Nicolas added. “The work he has done and the relationships he has built will be of incalculable value to the diplomatic mission of the United States in the FSM, at home, and throughout Micronesia, and we are honored he has accepted this recommendation for nomination,” Congressman San Nicolas concludes.

Further recommendations for administrative positions may be ongoing pending availability and will be announced upon transmittal.