Tom Perez Elected New DNC Chairman

It took a few rounds of voting, but Tom Perez eventually bested Rep. Keith Ellison by a narrow margin to become the newest Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). His first action after receiving the gavel from Interim Chair Donna Brazile was to make a motion to appoint Rep. Ellison Deputy Chair. The motion was seconded and immediately passed by acclamation.

The following was lifted from an American Prospect article about Perez that was published last summer.