5 Things to Know About Obama Cabinet Nominee Thomas Perez
03/18/2013 - 15:35 | 0 Comments|
This morning, President Obama nominated Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez to succeed Hilda Solis' post as head of the Labor Department. Throughout his career as a civil rights lawyer, he has fought hard for working class families and vowed to continue on that path if confirmed. Perez would also become the first Dominican-American to ever be appointed to a cabinet-level position in the U.S. Now that's making history! Here are 5 other facts you should know about him.
His parents raised him well
Perez, 51, is the son of Dominican immigrants and grew up in Buffalo, New York. He came from humble beginnings, but his family instilled strong work ethic and education. His four siblings all became doctors while Thomas went on to become the first lawyer in his family. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1987 and also obtained a B.A. in international relations and political science from Brown University.
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