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For Immediate Release: 3/18/2013
Statement by Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and John Kane, CEO of the Kane Company, on the Nomination by President Obama of Thomas Perez to be U.S. Secretary of Labor

“One of us chaired the Maryland Democratic Party, the other the Maryland Republican Party. But whether you hail from the party of Lincoln and Reagan or from that of Jefferson, Jackson, and FDR, all should welcome the nomination by the President of Tom Perez as the next United States Secretary of Labor.

“Tom’s rise from humble, immigrant roots to positions of leadership in Montgomery County, the State of Maryland, and the federal government is a success story that could happen only in America. He has never forgotten where he came from. Agree with him or not, Tom is fair, honest, and willing to listen to all sides and search for common ground. He is upfront in his passion to make sure America is truly a land of freedom and opportunity for all, and that everyone has a seat at the decision-making table.

“Montgomery County and Maryland, Republicans and Democrats, and non-affiliated individuals can be proud of this nomination. We wholeheartedly support Tom Perez as Secretary of Labor. He has the experience and the passion, the values, and the intellect to really make a positive difference for our great nation.”

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Contact: Patrick Lacefield 240-777-6507

Release ID: 13-007

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