Hirono encourages Julie Su appointment

WASHINGTON — In a letter to President-elect Joe Biden, U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai‘i) expressed her “strong support” for California Labor and Workforce Development Agency Secretary Julie Su to serve as the next secretary of the Department of Labor.

“I am strongly supporting Julie Su for the position of Secretary of Labor, and I hope you will nominate her,” Hirono wrote.

“She is highly-qualified and well-respected, and her dedication to protecting worker and civil rights has spanned decades and earned her a reputation as an expert and a highly-effective leader.

“She would be a great asset to your administration as you work to rebuild our nation’s economy with fair and just labor policies,” said Hirono.

“Julie Su represents the best of what this country can be. As the daughter of Chinese immigrants, she would bring her life experiences and professional expertise to bear on the immense issues facing our nation’s workers and their employers,” Hirono wrote.

“Her clear record of achievement, innovation and leadership would be a significant advantage to your Department of Labor. Julie Su would be an invaluable addition to your cabinet,” Hirono said.

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