Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg DEMDemocrat

U.S. Secretary of Transportation

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Pete ButtigiegDEMDemocrat U.S. Secretary of Transportation
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Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg (BOOT-ə-jəj; born January 19, 1982) is an American politician and former military officer who is currently serving as the United States secretary of transportation. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the 32nd mayor of South Bend, Indiana from 2012 to 2020, which earned him the nickname "Mayor Pete". Buttigieg is a graduate of Harvard College and Oxford University, attending the latter on a Rhodes Scholarship. From 2009 to 2017, he was an intelligence officer in the United States Navy Reserve, attaining the rank of lieutenant. He was mobilized and deployed to the War in Afghanistan for seven months in 2014. Before being elected as mayor of South Bend in 2011, Buttigieg worked on the political campaigns of Democrats Jill Long Thompson, Joe Donnelly, and John Kerry, and ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic nominee for Indiana state treasurer in 2010. While serving as South Bend's mayor, Buttigieg came out as gay in 2015. He married Chasten Glezman, a schoolteacher and writer, in June 2018. Buttigieg declined to seek a third term as mayor. Buttigieg ran as a candidate for president in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries, launching his campaign for the 2020 United States presidential election on April 14, 2019.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Harvard College
literary studies
2004
St. Joseph's High School
Pembroke College
Past Positions1 - 11 of 11
Secretary
United States Department of Transportation
2021 - Current
Mayor
City of South Bend, Indiana
2012 - 2020
Secretary
United States Department of Transportation
2020
Lieutenant
United States Navy Reserve
2009 - 2017
Associate
McKinsey & Company
2007 - 2010
Advisor
Hoosiers for Jill Long Thompson for Governor
2008
Fellow
Truman National Security Project
2005 - Current
Conference Director
The Cohen Group
2004 - 2005
Research Director (Arizona)
John Kerry for President
2004
Intern
NBC 5 News
2003
Intern
Jill Long Thompson for Congress
2002
Other Experience1 - 8 of 8
Board Member
United States Conference of Mayors
Current
Board Member
Truman National Security Project
Current
Chair
Automation and the Impacts on America's Cities Task Force, United States Conference of Mayors
Current
Co-Founder
Democratic Renaissance Project
Former President
Northern Indiana Mayors Roundtable
Former President
Indiana Urban Mayors Caucus
Performer
South Bend Symphony Orchestra
President
Harvard Institute of Politics