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Thomas Perez

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Tom Perez
Senior Advisor to the President
Assumed office
June 12, 2023
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byJulie Rodriguez
Neera Tanden
Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
Assumed office
June 12, 2023
PresidentJoe Biden
DeputyGabe Amo
Preceded byJulie Rodriguez
Chair of the Democratic National Committee
In office
February 25, 2017 – January 21, 2021
DeputyKeith Ellison (2017–2018)
Preceded byDebbie Wasserman Schultz
Succeeded byJaime Harrison
26th United States Secretary of Labor
In office
July 23, 2013 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputySeth Harris
Chris Lu
Preceded byHilda Solis
Succeeded byAlexander Acosta
United States Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division
In office
October 8, 2009 – July 23, 2013
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byWan J. Kim
Succeeded byJoycelyn Samuels (acting)
Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
In office
March 15, 2007 – October 7, 2009
GovernorMartin O'Malley
Preceded byJames Fielder
Succeeded byAlexander Sanchez
Member of the
Montgomery County Council
from the 5th district
In office
December 10, 2002 – December 10, 2006[1]
Preceded byDonell Peterman
Succeeded byValerie Ervin
Personal details
Thomas Edward Perez

(1961-10-07) October 7, 1961 (age 62)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Ann Staudenmaier
EducationBrown University (AB)
Harvard University (JD, MPP)

Thomas Edward Perez (born October 7, 1961 in Buffalo, New York)[2] is an American politician, consumer advocate and civil rights lawyer. On July 23, 2013, he was sworn in as the United States Secretary of Labor.[3] Perez is a member of the Democratic Party. He previously was the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice.[2]

Perez announced his candidacy for Chair of the Democratic National Committee in the 2017 election on December 15, 2016.[4][5] On February 25, 2017, Perez was elected Chairman on a second ballot. Minutes after being elected, Perez named Keith Ellison as deputy chair. He resigned in January 2021.

On June 23, 2021, Perez announced that he would be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Maryland in the 2022 election.[6] He lost the Democratic nomination in July 2022.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Montgomery County, MD Council 5". Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 David Wallechinsky (9 April 2013). "Secretary of Labor: Who Is Thomas Perez?". AllGov.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  3. "Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez". United States Department of Labor. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  4. Weigel, David (December 13, 2016). "Labor Secretary Tom Perez will join race to run DNC". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  5. Dovere, Edward-Isaac (December 14, 2016). "Perez set to make his run for DNC chair official". Politico. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  6. Cramer, Ruby; Ferris, Sarah; Montellaro, Zach. "Tom Perez launches Maryland governor bid". POLITICO. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  7. Bowman, Bridget (July 22, 2022). "Wes Moore wins Democratic primary for Maryland governor". NBC News. Retrieved July 22, 2022.