11 Things About Tom Perez, Obama's Latino Labor Secretary Pick

The president says the son of Dominican immigrants is a consensus builder whose story "reminds us of this country's promise." Here's your cheat sheet on the first Latino Cabinet nominee in the administration's second term. 

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* As secretary of Maryland's Department of Labor, he helped implement the country's first statewide living-wage law.

* And he has the Rev. Al Sharpton's seal of approval: "Mr. Perez has proven himself to be a committed public servant who has done credible work around unemployment and employment discrimination among African Americans. He is a champion for issues impacting hardworking, middle-class families and blacks and Latinos," the civil rights leader and MSNBC host said in a release today.

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