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Pete Buttigieg Biography, Career, Education, Height, Age, Boyfriend, and Net Worth.
Who Is Pete Buttigieg?
Pete Buttigieg is an American politician currently, serving as the United States Secretary of Transportation. He has been serving in that position since February 3, 2021.
Pate is a member of the Democratic Party. In addition, he served as the 32nd mayor of South Bend, Indiana from 2012 to 2020. Moreover, he has also worked on the political campaigns of Jill Long Thompson, Joe Donnelly, and John Kelly who were Democrats. Furthermore, he was the first member of the LGBT to win the presidential primary though, he later dropped his candidacy and endorsed Joe Biden.
Prior to graduating from college, he was working as an investigative intern at WMAQ-TV, Chicago-affiliated NBC News. Moreover, he was also an intern for Democrat Jill Long Thompson in her 2002 congressional campaign of which she failed.
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Moreover, after graduating, Pete served for several months as a policy and research expert for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign in Arizona and New Mexico. In addition, after taking Kerry’s campaign job, he turned down Barack Obama’s offer for his 2004 United States Senate campaign. Moreover, in 2004 he became a conference director of the Cohen Group.
Pete went ahead and assisted Joe Donnelly’s victorious congressional campaign in 2006.
Furthermore, after receiving his Oxford degree. Pete started working for McKinsey & Company’s Chicago office in 2007, where he worked for three years on energy, retail, economic development, and logistics.
Pete took a leave of absence from McKinsey in 2008 to work as the research director for Jill Long Thompson’s failed campaign for governor of Indiana. After that, Buttigieg left McKinsey 2 years later to devote his entire attention to his campaign for Indiana state treasurer.
Moreover, Pete has been engaged with the Truman National Security Project since 2005. in addition, he has also been a fellow in expertise Afghanistan and Pakistan. He was appointed to the organization’s board of advisors in 2014.
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How Old Is Pete Buttigieg?
He was born on January 19th, 1982 currently he is 39 years old.
Pete Buttigieg Family?
Who are His Parents?
Pete was born in South Bend, Indiana as the son of Jennifer Anne Montgomery and Joseph A. Buttigieg. his parents met while they were still working as Faculty at New Mexico State University. In addition, his father is a professor of literature at the University of Notre Dame
Does He Have Siblings?
Pete has no siblings as he is the only child in his family.
Pete Buttigieg Education
He graduated from St. Joseph High School in South Bend, where he won his first prize in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museums.
After high school, he joined Havard University, where he studied history and literature. At Havard, he was president of the Student Advisory Committee of the Havard Institute of Politics. He went on and enrolled at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree with first-class honors in philosophy, politics, and economics.
Pete Buttigieg boyfriend
Being an openly LGBT member, he announced his engagement to Chasten Glezman, a junior high school teacher. The two have been dating since August 2015. In addition, the couple got married on June 16th, 2018, in a private ceremony at the Cathedral of St. James in South Bend.
Pete Buttigieg Kids
Currently, they have no kids though they plan to have kids in the near future.
Pete joined the US Navy Reserve through the direct commission officer (DCO) program. After that, he was sworn in as an ensign in naval intelligence in September 2009.
During his mayoral tenure in 2014, he took a seven-month leave to deploy to Afghanistan. Moreover, in Afghanistan, Buttigieg was part of a squad tasked with identifying and disrupting terrorist funding networks. He did some of this at Bagram Air Base, but he also served as an armed driver for his commander on more than 100 excursions into Kabul.
Pete has jokingly termed his job as “military Uber,” owing to the fact that he had to keep an eye out for ambushes and explosive devices along the highways, as well as ensure that the car was secured. He acquired some Dari in order to converse with the local Afghans (a dialect of the Persian language). Buttigieg received a Joint Service Commendation Medal. However, in 2017 he resigned his commission from the US Navy Reserve 2017.
During the 2010 state treasurer election, he was the Democratic nominee. However, he lost to Republican incumbent Richard Mourdock, for whom he received 37.5 %of the votes.
Moreover, much of his campaign focused on blasting Mourdock for investing state pension money in Chrysler’s bad bonds. He also criticized him for filing a lawsuit against Chrysler’s bankruptcy reorganization, which Buttigieg said jeopardized Chrysler’s employment in Indiana.
Serving as Mayor
In November 2011, Pete was elected mayor of South Bend with 10,991 votes out of 14,883 polled (74% ). In addition, he is the second-youngest mayor in South Bend history (Schuyler Colfax III became mayor in 1898 when he was 28 years). He is also the youngest incumbent mayor of a U.S. city with at least 100,000 people at the time when he took office in January 2012.
Furthermore, prior to assuming the office as mayorJiha’d Vasquez, a 16-year-old black teenager, was discovered hanging from an electrical tower on April 14, 2011. According to Vasquez’s mother, Stephanie Jones, numerous items were gone from his backpack, which was found on the ground near his corpse.
The coroner, Chuck Hurley, who did not have medical experience, declared Vasquez’s death to be a suicide. After that, Pete then named Hurley as acting police chief. Moreover, Vasquez’s corpse was burned and no autopsy was performed. Jones sought to persuade Buttigieg to look into her son’s death, but he refused, citing “possible political dangers.”
In addition during his first term as mayor, he sponsored a variety of development and redevelopment initiatives. Furthermore, he also played a huge role in the construction of a nightly laser-light display along the St. Joseph River path in downtown South Bend as public art. The project cost $700,000, which was financed entirely via individual donations.
In 2013, he oversaw the city’s implementation of a 3-1-1 system. In addition, his administration oversaw the selling of a number of city-owned assets. The “Vacant and Abandoned Properties Initiative” was one of Buttigieg’s hallmark projects.
Buttigieg declared his bid in 2014 to run for re-election in 2015. He defeated Henry Davis Jr., the city councilor from the second district, in the Democratic primary with 78 percent of the vote. In November 2015, he was re-elected mayor for a second term with more than 80% of the vote, defeating Republican Kelly Jones by a margin of 8,515 to 2,074 votes.
After winning the 2015 election, he signed an executive order helping to establish a recognized city identification card. Moreover, South Bend partnered with the Notre Dame Clinical Law Center in a new phase of the Vacant and Abandoned Properties Initiative.
This initiative was going to provide free legal assistance to qualifying applicants wishing to acquire vacant lots. Moreover, in collaboration with local nonprofits, to repair or construct homes and provide low-income homeownership assistance using South Bend HUD (Housing and Urban Development) funds.
Pete Buttigieg Height
He stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs 70 kg.
Pete Buttigieg Net Worth
As of April 2021, his net worth was $250 million.
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