Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement upon Tom Perez’s victory as Chair of the Democratic National Committee:
“We at the Los Angeles County Democratic Party wish to express our sincerest congratulations to Tom Perez, our new Democratic National Committee Chair, and to Keith Ellison who was unanimously elected as Deputy Democratic National Committee Chair. Chair Perez has a long history as a fierce advocate for progressive values, from his time as a prosecutor for the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division to his tenure as President Obama’s Secretary of Labor. Throughout his career, Perez has shown the leadership and passion that make our Democratic Party so great.
“Under Perez’s leadership, the DNC will work alongside state and local Democratic committees to stem the tide of Trump’s alt-right-wing administration and the GOP Congress to bring forth the progressive change that our nation so desperately needs. We would like to thank all of the candidates for chair who brought much energy and many ideas to the race for chair and to the rebuilding of our Party.”\