Obama to Name East L.A. Rep as Labor Secretary

December 18, 2008 at 11:13 am in Politics

Solis.jpgKPCC just announced (via the AP) that Hilda Solis, East L.A.’s recently re-elected Representative, is the President Elect’s pick for Secretary of Labor. Solis is the third Angeleno to be offered a spot in the Obama cabinet following the nomination of Los Angeles deputy mayor Nancy Sutley as chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (and his first, if not the first, openly gay White House staffer) and Rep. Xavier Becerra’s invitation to the post of U.S. trade rep, which Becerra turned down.

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