Tom Perez Named New Chair of Democratic National Committee
Tom Perez has been named the new chair of the Democratic National Committee.
He defeated U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) in a vote, 235-200, that took place Saturday in Atlanta after the other candidates all dropped out of the race.
The labor secretary under former President Barack Obama immediately introduced a motion to name Ellison as deputy chair of the committee. He became the first Latino leader of the Democratic Party.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 25, 2017
I congratulate Tom Perez on his election as chairman of the Democratic National Committee and look forward to working with him.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 25, 2017
Congratulations to newly elected DNC Chair @TomPerez - looking forward to joining you and all who share our values to grow our party!
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) February 25, 2017
— Democratic Party (@DNC) February 25, 2017
— Jaime Harrison (@Harrison4DNC) February 25, 2017
Watch the video of the announcement above.