Sources close to the president have told the Associated Press civil rights official Thomas Perez is likely to be President Barack Obama's choice to head the Department of Labor.
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His nomination could come as early as Monday, the people familiar with the process said Saturday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the official announcement has not yet been made.
If confirmed, Perez would replace Hilda Solis, who resigned in January.
White House spokesman Matt Lehrich declined to comment.
Perez was the first Latino elected to the Montgomery County Council in Maryland, where he served from 2002 to 2006.