Joe Biden Chooses Boston Mayor Marty Walsh As Nominee For Labor Secretary
The Governor of Rhode Island is considered by the President-elect as the top candidate for Secretary of Commerce
President-elect Joe Biden will soon announce the nomination of Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston, for the post of Secretary of Labor. Several American news agencies reported this on Thursday..
According to the same sources, Biden is going to nominate Gina Raimondo, Governor of Rhode Island for the post of Secretary of Commerce..
Walsh, who represented Massachusetts in the lower house of Congress for 17 years, was twice elected mayor of Boston and has extensive experience working with unions. Previously, he led the Boston Builders Union..
Walsh’s candidacy was supported by the American Federation of Labor and the Industrial Congress, but other major unions, including the United Auto Workers ‘Union and the Utility Workers’ Union, have pledged support for another nominee for the office of Secretary of Labor, Michigan Congressman Andy Levin..
Biden and Walsh have known each other for many years. Joe Biden gave a speech during Walsh’s inauguration as Mayor of Boston following his re-election to a second term. Then he called Marty Walsh “a man of extraordinary character” and “incredible courage”.
Gina Raimondo, twice-elected governor of Rhode Island, previously served as the state treasurer and prior to that was a venture capitalist. If approved by the Senate, Raimondo will likely coordinate with Janet Yellen, whom Biden nominated for the post of Treasury Secretary..
Joe Biden announced the names of candidates for attorney general and three other Justice Department officials on Wednesday.
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