Sharon Day nominated to serve as U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 18: Sharon Day, Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee, speaks during the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Republican National Convention: Day One

President Donald Trump is nominating Sharon Day, a former Republican National Committee co-chair from Fort Lauderdale, to be his ambassador to Costa Rica.

Day recently stepped down from her role at the RNC, a position she held since 2011.

She’s served on the Executive Committee of the Broward County Republican Party since 1994, and in 1996 was elected as state committeewoman for the Broward County Republican Party.

Speaking at the Republican Party of Florida’s spring quarterly meeting in Tampa in late April, Day informed the audience that she had been offered a position within the Trump administration. She didn’t elaborate at the time, but did say: “We have gone through more vetting, and they know more about me than I know about me.”

Day gave a spirited defense of the Trump administration in that speech, saying that as proud Republicans they needed to talk up and support the president wherever they went, including at grocery stores or church.

Meanwhile, the fate of another Florida Republican rumored to be getting an ambassadorial post remains unresolved at this time.

Since January, it’s been speculated that Miami Republican Carlos Trujillo will be chosen by the administration for a potential ambassadorship to Argentina or Panama.

However, those positions — as is the case with dozens of other ambassador posts — remain unfilled at this time.

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