Obama Rounds Out Staffs at Agencies
By Scott Wilson
President Obama announced Friday that he would nominate Tom Perez, a former member of the Montgomery County Council, for the position of assistant attorney general for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Justice.
A prominent civil-rights lawyer, Perez now serves as secretary of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, which enforces workplace safety laws, among other regulations.
The president also announced the following nominations: Linda A. Puchala, as a member of the National Mediation Board; James W. Miller, as under secretary for farm and foreign agriculture service at the U.S Department of Agriculture; Dallas P. Tonsager, as under secretary for rural development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture; and, Ines Triay as assistant secretary for environmental management at the Department of Energy.
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March 13, 2009; 6:53 PM ET
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