Gov. Brownback would fill the now-vacant position of U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Agencies for Food and Agriculture. His communication’s director issued this statement after the report emerged Wednesday afternoon:
“Governor Brownback is focused on working with the Kansas legislature to balance the budget and pass a modern school funding system.”
The last ambassador, David J. Lane (an Obama nominee), served for four years before leaving on Aug. 9 to become President of Sunnylands, a resort and estate in Ranco Mirage, Calif., frequently used as a place for national and foreign dignitaries to hold meetings in a relaxed setting.
In this position, Brownback would serve as ambassador to three U.N. food agencies: the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; the International Fund for Agricultural Development; and the World Food Programme.