The Democratic Nationwide Committee has formally elected Jaime Harrison of South Carolina as chairman.
At a digital post-inauguration assembly on Thursday (January 21), Harrison was voted in and joined by vice chairs Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth and U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela Jr. of Texas.
“We’re all part of a motion that you simply all began, and we’re nowhere close to accomplished,” Harrison stated on Thursday, in keeping with the Associated Press. He additionally thanked the celebration’s outgoing leaders. “I’ve no intention of letting victory flip into complacency… There may be necessary work forward of us.”
Harrison, who launched an election marketing campaign that got here nearer than many believed to unseat incumbent South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham, succeeds Tom Perez as DNC Chair. He was a key liaison with state celebration leaders with whom Perez endured generally rocky relationships.
“I’m assured that Jaime will … take us to even larger heights,” Perez stated throughout Thursday’s assembly.
Harrison obtained 407 out of 411 potential votes.