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Tom Perez's Biography

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Full Name:

Thomas 'Tom' E. Perez




Wife: Ann Marie; 3 Children: Amalia, Susana, Rafael

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Buffalo, NY

Home City:

Takoma Park, MD

JD, Harvard Law School, 1987

MA, Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1987

AB, International Relations/Political Science, Brown University, 1983

Chair, Democratic National Committee, 2017-present

Candidate, Governor of Maryland, 2022

Candidate, Governor of Maryland, 2022

Secretary, United States Department of Labor, 2013-2017

Confirmed by United States Senate, Secretary, United States Department of Labor, July 18, 2013

Nominated by President Obama, Secretary, United States Department of Labor, March 18, 2013

Secretary, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, 2007-2009

Candidate, Maryland Attorney General, 2007

Member, Montgomery County Council, 2002-2006

Former Chair, Worker Exploitation Task Force

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Attorney General Janet Reno

Former Federal Prosecutor, Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice

Former Professor, George Washington School of Public Health

Former Special Counsel, Senator Edward Kennedy

Former Director of the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Health and Human Services

Former Associate Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law

Clerk, Judge Zita Weinshienk of the District Court of Colorado, 1987-1989

No organizational membership information on file.

Spouse's Occupation:

Attorney, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless