Their Announcement Follows the Endorsement of the Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida
Today, ahead of the DNC vote in Atlanta, Florida DNC members Joe Falk, Judy Mount, Dr. Maureen McKenna, John Ramos, Alan Williams, Alan Clendenin, and Angel Gomez announced their support for Tom Perez. This announcement comes on the heels of endorsements from South Carolina and Louisiana DNC members. In their endorsement, the seven Floridians cited Tom's track record of fighting for progressive causes and building diverse teams where everyone has a seat at the table. The announcement follows yesterday's show of party unity as Jaime Harrison endorsed Tom.
Statement from Florida DNC members:
"After spending several weeks carefully listening to each candidate in the race for DNC chair, the choice for us is clear -- Tom Perez has the experience, vision, and strength to lead our party to victory. His decades long track record of turning around massive, failing institutions and leading them to success speaks for itself. With Tom at the helm, we know the DNC will evolve from a struggling bureaucracy to a thriving, successful organizing machine that will turn purple states like Florida bright blue.
"With Donald Trump as our president, it's never been more important that our party's leader knows how to organize and fight back. Tom doesn't just understand how to take on big fights -- he knows how to win them. As Chair, he'll bring our party together to build a unified force that stands up to Trump every single day, because he understands that our unity is the Trump administration's biggest nightmare. After watching Tom join forces with Jaime Harrison, it's clear he has the skills and temperament to bring us together.
"Simply put, Tom is the best guy for the job, and we couldn't be more proud to announce our support for him."