By Raquel Reichard | 02/15/2017 - 17:14
Meet Tom Perez, a politician, civil rights lawyer and a candidate for the chair of the Democratic National Committee.
By Tom Castaneda | 08/05/2013 - 13:14
Earlier this year, Latino lawmakers criticized President Barack Obama for not doing more to have Latinos serving in his administration. During the President’s first term, two Latinos served in Obama’s first-term Cabinet, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. Following their resignations, it looked like no Latinos would serve on the Cabinet until Tom Perez was appointed this month as the new Labor Secretary. But Perez isn’t the only Latino serving the president in one capacity or another.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/19/2013 - 16:32
After a day since President Barack Obama announced his Cabinet nomination, he is already feeling the heat from conservatives about his pick. Dominican American Thomas Perez was offered the seat as the next Secretary of Labor to replace Hilda Solis since her resignation, but Rush Limbaugh recently went on a rant about the civil rights lawyer.