UPDATED: Democrats Pick Tom Perez to Head DNC (VIDEO)

UPDATED Democrats have picked former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, a Takoma Park resident, to lead the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

On his Twitter account on Saturday, Perez wrote, “It will be the privilege of my life to serve you as DNC chair to unify our party and lead the fight.”

Also on Twitter, President Donald Trump had a message for Perez.

“Congratulations to Thomas Perez, who has just been named Chairman of the DNC. I could not be happier for him, or for the Republican Party,” wrote Trump.

Perez responded with this Tweet: “Call me Tom. And don’t get too happy, Keith Ellison and I, and Democrats united across the country will be your worst nightmare.”

A former Montgomery County Councilmember, Perez also served on the board of Casa de Maryland.

Here’s why his victory is important, from Casa’s executive director, Gustavo Torres (see video below):

And here’s what Torres thinks should be at the top of Perez’ to-do list:

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