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[photo, Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation] THOMAS E. PEREZ, Secretary of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation

Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation since March 15, 2007. Acting Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, January 23, 2007 to March 15, 2007.

Co-Chair, Maryland Home-Ownership Preservation Task Force, 2007. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2007-09; Base Realignment and Closure Subcabinet, 2007-09; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2007-09; Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code Advisory Council, 2007-09; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2007-09; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2007-09; Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2007-09; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 2007-09; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2007-09; Maryland Advisory Council for New Americans, 2007-08; State Board of Pilots, 2007-09; P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland, 2007-09; Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2007-09 (executive committee, 2007-09). Co-Chair, Workforce Creation and Adult Education Transition Council, 2008. Member, Commission to Study the Impact of Immigrants in Maryland, 2008-09; Pricing and Selection Committee for the Employment Works Program, 2008-09. Co-Chair, Education and Workforce Training Coordinating Council for Correctional Institutions, 2008-09; Maryland Council for New Americans, 2008-09; Task Force to Study How to Improve Financial Literacy in the State, 2009; Task Force on Prisoner Re-entry, 2009.

Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1988-1995. Special Counsel to U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts, 1995-98. Director, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1999-2001. Presidential Elector, Maryland, 2004. Member, Agency Review Team, Obama-Biden Transition, 2008-09.

President, Montgomery County Council, December 7, 2004 to December 6, 2005 (member, representing district 5, 2002-04).

Born October 7, 1961. Brown University, A.B. (international relations & political science), 1983; Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1987; John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, M.P.P., 1987. Law clerk to Judge Zita L. Weinshienk, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 1987-89. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 2001. Assistant Professor, 2001-06, Associate Professor, 2006-, and Director, Clinical Law Programs, University of Maryland School of Law, 2001-06. Member, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. Board of Directors, Casa of Maryland, 1995-2002 (former president). Member, Sullivan Commission on Diversity in the Health Professions, 2003-. Rodel Fellow in Public Leadership, Aspen Institute, 2005. Influential Marylanders in Civic Leadership, Daily Record, 2008. Completed three Boston Marathons. Married; three children.

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