Milwaukee political consultant and Democratic National Committee member Jason Rae was elected secretary of the DNC today.

His challengers for the post included incumbent and former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Wyoming Dem chair Ana Cuprill.

Rae, calling the Democratic Party his “home,” said he’s looking forward to a new position in the party he’s been involved with since the age of 17.

“I hope my work as secretary will start to pay back the debt I owe to this party and the people who guided and supported my candidacy,” he said. “I look forward to giving Cheeseheads a seat at the table.”

Now 30 years old, Rae was elected the youngest ever member of the DNC in 2004. He’s held numerous roles within the party, and he currently serves as the DNC’s Youth Council chair, among other positions.

Also today, Dems resolved a hotly contested race for DNC chair, choosing former Labor Secretary Tom Perez over other frontrunner, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., as members convened for the DNC’s winter meeting in Atlanta.

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