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Pete Buttigieg        

Secretary of Transportation; Former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana; Former Democratic Presidential Candidate

Pete Buttigieg is the incumbent mayor of South Bend, Indiana. He is a member of the Democratic Party and when he took office he was the youngest mayor of a U.S. city with at least 100,000 residents at only 29 years old. He is in his eighth and final year as mayor.

Buttigieg is openly gay, and competed for the Democratic Party's nomination in the 2020 presidential election. This makes him the first openly gay Democratic candidate to ever run for Presidents of the United States.

Under his leadership, South Bend has reimagined its role in the global economy, spurring job growth and major investment in advanced industries such as data and technology. At the same time, Buttigieg emphasized building a South Bend community where every resident—regardless of race, religion, gender, or orientation—could feel safe and included.

Buttigieg served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve and took an unpaid seven-month leave during his mayoral term to deploy to Afghanistan. For his counterterrorism work, he earned the Joint Service Commendation Medal.

He previously worked for McKinsey and Company. In 2014, he was named an Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow. Additionally, he was awarded the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Fenn Award in 2015.

A Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and a graduate of Harvard University, Buttigieg lives with his husband Chasten in the same South Bend neighborhood where he grew up, with their two rescue dogs, Truman and Buddy.


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