Georgia state rep. nominated as ambassador to Dominican Republic

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ATLANTA — The “dean” of the Georgia House may soon be taking up a new post, after he was nominated by President Joe Biden to be the new ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

State Rep. Calvin Smyre, a Columbus Democrat, was announced Wednesday as the nominee. 

The state representative would be taking on his new job after nearly half a century of service in the Georgia House – he first took office to represent the 135th District in 1974.

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