According to Thomas Fitzgerald of the Inquirer, Gov. Wolf is backing Secretary of Labor Tom Perez’s bid for Chair of the Democratic National Committee.
“Governor Wolf and I have worked closely together for years to expand opportunity for more Americans,” said Tom Perez. “I am honored to have his support in the race for DNC chair. The 2016 election demonstrated the importance of grassroots organizing and voter engagement that takes no community for granted. Nowhere was that more apparent than in Pennsylvania. I look forward to working in tandem with Governor Wolf to listen to voters, mobilize supporters, and build a DNC for every Democrat.”
“Tom Perez is a proven leader with a record of delivering results for working families,” said Governor Wolf. “His vision for the party paired with his experience as an effective manager makes him well-suited to run the party as we move toward 2018. I have worked closely with Tom during his time as Labor secretary on issues paramount to hard-working Pennsylvanians and I know he has the unique ability to connect with people and help ensure we are successful in 2018 and beyond.”
Perez is running against Congressman Keith Ellison in what is quickly becoming a surrogate fight between President Barack Obama and Senator Bernie Sanders
DNC members will choose their new Chair during their winter meeting from February 23rd to 26th.