While the President is on the road promoting his State Of The Union agenda, his Labor Secretary did the same with a visit to a local hardware store in Northwest Washington.
Thomas Perez is a Buffalo, N.Y., native who once worked as a trash collector. Since earning a Harvard University law degree, his career has included stints as a Justice Department civil rights prosecutor and an aide to Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., before taking over Justice's civil rights division in 2009.
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