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ICYMI: Washington Post Endorses Tom Perez for Maryland Governor

May 21, 2022
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SILVER SPRING, MD –Maryland gubernatorial candidate and former Maryland and U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez today received the endorsement of the Washington Post in the race for Maryland governor.

ICYMI: Washington Post Endorses Tom Perez for Maryland Governor

Maryland State AFL-CIO Endorses Tom Perez for Governor

May 19, 2022
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SILVER SPRING, MD – Maryland gubernatorial candidate and former Maryland and U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez today announced that he received the endorsement of the Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO, the state’s largest federation of unions, which represents over 700 union locals.

Maryland State AFL-CIO Endorses Tom Perez for Governor

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich Endorses Tom Perez For Maryland Governor

April 12, 2022
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ROCKVILLE, MD – Maryland gubernatorial candidate and former Maryland and U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez today announced that Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has endorsed Perez to be the next governor of Maryland.

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich Endorses Tom Perez For Maryland Governor

Tom Perez Unveils First TV Ad Highlighting President Barack Obama

March 22, 2022
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Silver Spring, MD – Democratic candidate for Maryland governor and former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez today launched his first television advertisement which will air statewide beginning tomorrow, Thursday, March 24.

Tom Perez Unveils First TV Ad Highlighting President Barack Obama

Women from Across Maryland Endorse Tom Perez for Governor as Perez-Sneed Campaign Releases Blueprint for Maryland Women

March 22, 2022
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Annapolis, MD – Democratic candidate for Maryland governor and former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez and his running mate, former Baltimore City Councilwoman Shannon Sneed, today released the Perez-Sneed Blueprint for Maryland Women, a multifaceted agenda for advancing women’s rights.

Women from Across Maryland Endorse Tom Perez for Governor as Perez-Sneed Campaign Releases Blueprint for Maryland Women

Baltimore Area, Frederick, and Eastern Shore Electrical Workers Endorse Tom Perez for Governor

March 21, 2022
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SILVER SPRING, MD – Maryland gubernatorial candidate and former Maryland and U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez today announced that he received the support from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 24, which represents more than 2,100 electrical workers from the Baltimore metropolitan area, Frederick, and the Eastern Shore.

Baltimore Area, Frederick, and Eastern Shore Electrical Workers Endorse Tom Perez for Governor

Over 30,000 Workers at SEIU Local 500 and 32BJ SEIU Endorse Tom Perez for Governor

March 14, 2022
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SILVER SPRING, MD – Maryland gubernatorial candidate and former Maryland and U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez today announced that he received the support of 32BJ SEIU and SEIU Local 500.

Over 30,000 Workers at SEIU Local 500 and 32BJ SEIU Endorse Tom Perez for Governor

Maryland Electrical Workers Endorse Tom Perez for Governor

March 7, 2022
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SILVER SPRING, MD – Maryland gubernatorial candidate and former Maryland and U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez today announced that he received the support from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 26, representing thousands of electricians in Maryland.

Maryland Electrical Workers Endorse Tom Perez for Governor

Tom Perez Receives Endorsement of Latino Victory Fund in Maryland Gubernatorial Bid

February 28, 2022
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LANGLEY PARK, MD – Maryland gubernatorial candidate Tom Perez today announced the endorsement of the Latino Victory Fund, a leading national organization dedicated to expanding Latino representation across all levels of government.

Tom Perez Receives Endorsement of Latino Victory Fund in Maryland Gubernatorial Bid

Tom Perez Names Former Baltimore City Councilwoman Shannon Sneed as Running Mate in Gubernatorial Race

February 3, 2022
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SILVER SPRING – Today, Maryland gubernatorial candidate Tom Perez announced that former Baltimore City Councilwoman Shannon Sneed will join him as his Lieutenant Governor running mate forming an historic ticket to lead the state.

Tom Perez Names Former Baltimore City Councilwoman Shannon Sneed as Running Mate in Gubernatorial Race

Tom Perez Statement on United States Senate Failure to Pass Voting Rights Legislation

January 20, 2022
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SILVER SPRING – Today, Maryland gubernatorial candidate and former Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Tom Perez released the below statement following the Senate’s failure to pass critical voting rights legislation amid voter suppression efforts across the country:

Tom Perez Statement on United States Senate Failure to Pass Voting Rights Legislation

Tom Perez Statement on Hostage Situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas Over the Weekend

January 16, 2022
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Today, Maryland gubernatorial candidate Tom Perez released the below statement following hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas over the weekend:

Tom Perez Statement on Hostage Situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas Over the Weekend

Tom Perez Raises $2.7 Million in Maryland Governor’s Race

January 13, 2022
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Officially entering the race just six months ago, Tom has received contributions from all 23 counties and Baltimore City

Tom Perez Raises $2.7 Million in Maryland Governor’s Race

Tom Perez Calls on Governor Hogan to Take Immediate Action to Protect Marylanders Amid Record-Breaking Rise in Covid-19 Cases

December 31, 2021
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SILVER SPRING – Today, Maryland gubernatorial candidate Tom Perez released the below statement outlining actions that Governor Hogan must take to protect Maryland’s children, families, and workers amid the drastic spike in Covid-19 cases across the state. Earlier in the week, Perez called on Hogan to extend and expand hazard pay for essential workers:

Tom Perez Calls on Governor Hogan to Take Immediate Action to Protect Marylanders Amid Record-Breaking Rise in Covid-19 Cases

WATCH: Over A Dozen Baltimore Leaders Endorse Tom Perez for Governor

December 20, 2021
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BALTIMORE ⁠— Today, Maryland gubernatorial candidate Tom Perez announced endorsements from prominent elected officials and community leaders from across Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

WATCH: Over A Dozen Baltimore Leaders Endorse Tom Perez for Governor

Speaker Nancy Pelosi Endorses Tom Perez for Governor

December 13, 2021
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SILVER SPRING -- Today, Maryland gubernatorial candidate Tom Perez received the endorsement of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. A Baltimore native, Speaker Pelosi was elected the first woman Speaker of the House in 2007.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi Endorses Tom Perez for Governor

WATCH: Tom Perez Receives Endorsement from Former Delegate Dr. Salima Marriott Gibbs

December 6, 2021
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SILVER SPRING -- This week, Maryland gubernatorial candidate Tom Perez announced that he received the endorsement of Dr. Salima Marriott Gibbs, former delegate for Maryland’s 40th legislative district. The 40th legislative district covers portions of West Baltimore.

WATCH: Tom Perez Receives Endorsement from Former Delegate Dr. Salima Marriott Gibbs

The ATU endorses Tom Perez for Governor of Maryland

November 16, 2021
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SILVER SPRING -- Recognizing the need for a candidate who stands for transit workers, public transit, and working families across Maryland, the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International and Locals 689-Washington, DC and 1300-Baltimore, MD, representing almost 19,000 transit workers in Maryland and the Washington, DC area, have endorsed Tom Perez for Governor of Maryland.

The ATU endorses Tom Perez for Governor of Maryland

Tom Perez Receives Endorsements from AFSCME Council 3 and Council 67, Representing Over 50k Workers

October 27, 2021
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BALTIMORE -- Today, Maryland gubernatorial candidate and former Maryland and U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez announced endorsements from AFSCME Council 3 and AFSCME Council 67, representing nearly 100 local unions, over 800 worksites, and over 50,000 public sector employees from every corner of the state.

Tom Perez Receives Endorsements from AFSCME Council 3 and Council 67, Representing Over 50k Workers

Tom Perez Announces Endorsements from Congressional Hispanic Caucus Members

October 15, 2021
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10 Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Endorsed Tom Perez to be the 1st Latino Governor of Maryland

Tom Perez Announces Endorsements from Congressional Hispanic Caucus Members

WATCH: Tom Perez Receives Endorsement from Senator Joanne C. Benson

October 15, 2021
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LITHICUM HEIGHTS -- As Maryland gubernatorial candidate Tom Perez prepares to take the stage to address the Maryland Black Caucus Foundation, he was honored to receive the endorsement of Senator Joanne C. Benson, Senator for Maryland’s 24th District.

WATCH: Tom Perez Receives Endorsement from Senator Joanne C. Benson

Tom Perez Announces Endorsements from 13 Maryland Labor Unions

September 1, 2021
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Tom Perez Announces Endorsements from 13 Maryland Labor Unions

CASA in Action Endorses Tom Perez to Transform Maryland from Governor’s Mansion

July 14, 2021
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CASA in Action Board of Directors voted to endorse Tom Perez for Maryland governor. After years of anti-immigrant leadership, CASA in Action looks to Perez for a champion that will make Maryland a welcoming state for all, regardless of immigration status.

CASA in Action Endorses Tom Perez to Transform Maryland from Governor’s Mansion

Tom Perez Announces Resignation from Venable Following Hogan UI Lawsuit

July 2, 2021
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Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez released the following statement on his resignation from Venable: “I have spent my life fighting on behalf of working people. Over the last few months I’ve been traveling and listening across Maryland, and one of the most frequent concerns I’ve heard has been from people who lost jobs during the pandemic. I met with the leaders of one union who told me that 85 percent of their members -- hospitality workers -- are still out of work. They desperately want to work, but the industry is nowhere near full recovery. Many Marylanders have waited six months or more to receive unemployment benefits. Now, instead of focusing on fixing the system, the governor is taking critical benefits away from families that need them to pay the rent and put food on the table. This is unconscionable.

Tom Perez Announces Resignation from Venable Following Hogan UI Lawsuit

The Politics Hour: June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021
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Tom Perez, in the early 2000’s, was on the Montgomery County Council. He served in the O’Malley administration as Labor Secretary. He served at the Justice Department. He was President Obama’s Labor Secretary. He chaired the DNC. He has a long list of passionate supporters who believe in him quite significantly, including former Montgomery County Executive Ike Legget who spoke at his launch rally this week in Silver Spring. I think Mr. Perez is poised to be among the potential top tier of candidates as this race heats up. (25:45-26:51)

The Politics Hour: June 25, 2021

Tom Perez launches bid for Maryland governor

June 23, 2021
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(CNN)Tom Perez, the former chair of the Democratic National Committee, announced Wednesday that he was running for governor of Maryland, seeking to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Perez, who previously led the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and served as Labor Secretary for then-President Barack Obama, made the announcement in a video that touts his biography, his roots in Montgomery County, Maryland, and features him pledging to take on a number of key Democratic priorities, ranging from education to protecting union jobs to tackling climate change.

Tom Perez launches bid for Maryland governor

Former DNC chair Tom Perez launches bid for Maryland governor

June 23, 2021
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Former Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez, who served as labor secretary in the Obama administration, is running for Maryland governor in 2022, joining a crowded field of candidates vying for the Democratic Party nomination. Perez, 59, said his campaign will focus on his experience over the past 35 years and his efforts to create opportunities for people regardless of where they live. “I think Maryland wants to see that whoever is in the governor’s seat can deliver results,” Perez said in an interview to announce his bid. Perez said he decided to enter the race for governor because Maryland has a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to make significant progress on issues that have been the focus of his life’s work: civil rights, economic justice and social justice.

Former DNC chair Tom Perez launches bid for Maryland governor

Former DNC Chair Tom Perez enters Maryland governor's race

June 23, 2021
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After months of speculation, former Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez announced his candidacy in the race for Maryland Governor on Wednesday. In a video announcing his run, Perez highlights his early life and ties to the Obama administration, including a clip of former President Barack Obama calling him "one of the best secretaries of labor in our history." "My parents came here as immigrants from the Dominican Republic. I never would have dreamed in a million years that the president of the United States would have given me opportunity to make such a difference. We did get a lot done, but there's so much more to do," Perez says in the video.

Former DNC Chair Tom Perez enters Maryland governor's race

Tom Perez, Former DNC Chair, enters Maryland governor's race

June 23, 2021
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WASHINGTON — Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is running for governor of his home state of Maryland, where the outgoing Republican governor has proven immensely popular despite the state’s heavy Democratic tilt. Perez led the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and then served as labor secretary under President Barack Obama. He was elected to lead the DNC in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump in 2016.

Tom Perez, Former DNC Chair, enters Maryland governor's race

Longtime Democratic official Tom Perez joins race for Maryland governor

June 23, 2021
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Tom Perez, who spent the last four years leading the national Democratic Party, is launching a campaign to be Maryland’s next governor. Perez said Marylanders “are punching below our weight” and he believes he’s the best-qualified candidate to move the state forward in improving health care, education and the economy. Advertisement “I want to build a Maryland where the sky is the limit for everyone, where your ZIP code does not determine your destiny,” Perez said in an interview Tuesday ahead of his planned campaign launch on Wednesday.

Longtime Democratic official Tom Perez joins race for Maryland governor

Former Labor Secretary, DNC Chairman Tom Perez to Launch Gubernatorial Bid

June 23, 2021
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Tom Perez, a former member of the Obama cabinet who has also served in Annapolis and in local government, launched his campaign for governor on Wednesday with a pledge to steer state government in a manner that helps workers of all stripes. Speaking to a group of approximately 100 supporters outside the Silver Spring Civic Center, the 59-year-old attorney and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee said Maryland “is punching below its weight.”

Former Labor Secretary, DNC Chairman Tom Perez to Launch Gubernatorial Bid

Nearly 350,000 Marylanders don’t have health insurance. Here’s how to close the gap. | COMMENTARY

June 9, 2021
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Two decades ago, infectious disease experts warned that our country was uniquely vulnerable to epidemics because, unlike every other affluent nation, the United States has millions of residents without health insurance.

Nearly 350,000 Marylanders don’t have health insurance. Here’s how to close the gap. | COMMENTARY

Josh Kurtz: ‘We’ve Punched Below Our Weight in Maryland,’ Perez Says

May 4, 2021
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“I’ve been taking the time in the past couple of months and in the weeks ahead to talk to people all across Maryland,” he says.

Josh Kurtz: ‘We’ve Punched Below Our Weight in Maryland,’ Perez Says

Tom Perez: Democratic Lawmakers Put Maryland at the Forefront of Police Reform

April 11, 2021
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On Friday, while the Hennepin County Medical Examiner testified in a Minnesota courtroom about his determination that George Floyd died by homicide under the knee of a police officer, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan was vetoing landmark police reform bills passed by Maryland’s General Assembly.

Tom Perez: Democratic Lawmakers Put Maryland at the Forefront of Police Reform

A bold commitment to offshore wind would be a win-win for Maryland; Gov. Hogan, how about it?| COMMENTARY

April 5, 2021
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A strong, effective state leader nourishes productive partnerships with legislators, neighborhoods, faith communities, educators, businesses and unions. Strong executive leadership gets good things done.

A bold commitment to offshore wind would be a win-win for Maryland; Gov. Hogan, how about it?| COMMENTARY