Tom Perez, the former Labor Secretary under President Obama who on Saturday became the new chair of the Democratic National Committee, doesn’t have much of a public record when it comes to Israel. He has spent most of his career dealing with economic and social issues, and under the Obama administration had very little input in anything related to foreign policy.
WASHINGTON – Tom Perez, the former Labor Department secretary, was elected Democratic National Committee chairman and immediately named his rival, Keith Ellison, as his deputy. Perez was elected Saturday on the second ballot, winning 235 votes out of 435 cast at a gathering in Atlanta of the electors. Perez had the backing of mainstream…
Labor Secretary Tom Perez is working to enlist Jewish support for his bid to become the next chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Labor Secretary Tom Perez plans to announce his run Thursday and could poach progressive votes from Keith Ellison despite his many powerful backers.