Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Endorses Tom Perez

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today announced his endorsement of Tom Perez for DNC chair. Governor Wolf's endorsement follows those of four additional Democratic governors from Colorado, Louisiana, Rhode Island, and Virginia.

"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."

Tom is committed to getting back to basics and ensuring the DNC excels at grassroots organizing, invests in year-round support for state parties, bolsters efforts to protect the right to vote, and builds a Best Practices Institute to share solutions to our common challenges in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 5 territories, and Democrats Abroad. That's why Tom has focused his campaign on building support amongst Governors, State Democratic Chairs, and their DNC members, while continuing to engage the grassroots constituencies that are a critical component of the future of the party.