Pete Buttigieg is the former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and was first elected in 2012. He announced his run for President on January 23, 2019. (For debate info, visit our home page.)
Birthdate: January 19, 1982
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana
Birth name: Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg
Father: Joseph A. Buttigieg, an English professor
Mother: Anne Montgomery, a linguist
Marriage: Chasten Glezman (2018-present)
Education: Harvard College, 2004, B.A., History and Literature; University of Oxford, 2007 (Rhodes Scholar)
Military Service: US Navy Reserves, 2009-2017, Lieutenant
Campaign website: https://peteforamerica.com
- Speaks eight languages: English, Norwegian, Spanish, Italian, Maltese, Arabic, Dari and French.
- If elected, Buttigieg would be the nation's first gay president.
- Deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, as an intelligence officer from February-September 2014.
- One of Buttigieg's signature programs has been the "Vacant and Abandoned Properties Initiative" (known locally as "1,000 Properties in 1,000 Days"), a project to repair or demolish blighted properties across South Bend. The goal was reached by the program's scheduled end date in November 2015.
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