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Background check: Labor Secretary Thomas Perez

When President Obama nominated Thomas Perez a year ago to be labor secretary, he noted that Perez was then an assistant attorney general for civil rights and had also been Maryland’s labor secretary.

But Perez — the son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic and the first Cabinet secretary of Dominican descent — had also worked in some less glamorous jobs, Obama said, helping to pay his way through college working as a garbage collector and in a warehouse and “went on to become the first lawyer in his family.”

In a chat with the Loop, Perez revealed, among other things, that despite his Dominican roots, he can’t come around very well on a fastball and his own fastball, well, left a little to be desired. (Problem may have been that the family wasn’t from San Pedro de Macoris.) So he had to seek other professional opportunities.

Read more on the Washington post

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Last updated October 20, 2016 at 7:03 PM
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