Maryland Democratic Party Chair Bruce Poole along with former Maryland Democratic Party Chairs Michael Cryor, Isiah “Ike” Leggett, and Terry Lierman today publicly endorsed Tom Perez for DNC Chair. Their announcement comes on the heels of this week's endorsement from House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD). Together the Marylanders issued the following statement:
“Tom Perez's entire career has focused on taking on big fights on behalf of the American people from his time on the Montgomery County Council to his important work at the Justice and Labor Departments. Tom championed progressive causes and focused on the issues that keep families up at night: raising wages; protecting the voting rights of all Americans; combating discriminatory lending; and making sure that every American has the skills they need to succeed. Tom made history as the Council's first Latino and we hope he makes history again as the first Latino chair of the DNC.
"As former chairs of the Maryland Democratic Party, we know Tom Perez is exactly the sort of changemaker we need at the helm of the DNC. We need someone who has the experience to lead our party, we need someone who knows how to win fights, and we need someone who can listen and implement the ideas of state parties. Tom is the only one who can do this. We are extremely proud to endorse him to be the next DNC Chair."
Bruce Poole, Chair, Maryland Democratic Party
Michael Cryor, Former Chair, Maryland Democratic Party
Isiah "Ike" Leggett, Executive, Montgomery County; Former Chair, Maryland Democratic Party
Terry Lierman, Former Chair, Maryland Democratic Party