Ken Salazar

United States Ambassador to Mexico since 2021

Kenneth Lee Salazar (born March 2, 1955)[1] is an American politician. He is the United States Ambassador to Mexico since September 14, 2021.

Ken Salazar in 2022
Salazar's signature

Salazar was a member of the United States Senate from Colorado from 2005 until being appointed as the United States Secretary of the Interior in 2008 by President Barack Obama.[2] Salazar officially became secretary in 2009. He resigned as secretary in 2013. Salazar is a Democrat.

Before being elected to the U.S. Senate, Salazar was the Colorado Attorney General from 1999 until 2005.

In May 2021, President Joe Biden nominated Salazar as the Ambassador to Mexico.[3][4][5] His nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 11, 2021.[6]

Salazar was born in Alamosa, Colorado. He studied at Colorado College and at the University of Michigan.


  1. "SALAZAR, Kenneth Lee - Biographical Information". 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2011.
  2. "About Secretary Salazar". 2011. Archived from the original on October 8, 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2011.
  3. "Report: Mexican officials say Salazar will be next US ambassador to Mexico". Politico. May 27, 2021. Retrieved May 30, 2021.
  4. "Reports: Ken Salazar is Biden's pick for US ambassador to Mexico". Colorado Politics. May 28, 2021. Retrieved May 30, 2021.
  5. "Biden is said to be planning to nominate Burns and Garcetti for ambassadorships". The New York Times. May 26, 2021. Retrieved May 30, 2021.
  6. "Senate confirms Ken Salazar as U.S. ambassador to Mexico". Axios. Retrieved August 11, 2021.