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In her endorsement, Speaker Pelosi cited her long history of working alongside Perez to deliver justice for the American people, as well as Perez’s commitment to creating a progressive future.
“I worked closely with Tom when he led President Obama’s Labor Department, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the Democratic National Committee, so trust me when I say that he will be the leader Maryland needs to push for progressive change and deliver. Tom is a compassionate leader, a great listener, and someone who isn’t afraid to do the hard work governing requires, and I’m proud to endorse him,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“Speaker Pelosi is a transformational leader who has spent her entire career in fierce pursuit of justice for America’s children and families,” said Tom Perez. “She has been on the frontlines to defend our democracy, and I’m so thankful for her leadership here in Maryland, across our country, and around the world. I could not be more proud to receive her endorsement.”
Speaker Pelosi grew up in Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood and comes from a long line of Baltimore public servants. Her father, Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., represented Maryland’s 3rd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives and later served as the Mayor of Baltimore. Her brother, Thomas D'Alesandro III, also served as the Mayor of Baltimore.