Pete Buttigieg facts for kids
|32nd Mayor of South Bend|
January 1, 2012 – January 1, 2020
|Preceded by||Steve Luecke|
|Succeeded by||James Mueller|
Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg
January 19, 1982
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
Chasten Glezman (m. 2018)
|Education||Harvard University (BA)
Pembroke College, Oxford (BA)
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||2009–2017|
|Unit||United States Navy Reserve|
|Battles/wars||War in Afghanistan|
Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg (pronunciation: //; born January 19, 1982) is an American politician. He was the 32nd Mayor of South Bend, Indiana from 2012 through 2020. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
In 2017, Buttigieg unsuccessfully ran for Chair of the Democratic National Committee in its 2017 chairmanship election. In January 2019, Buttigieg announced his plans to run for President of the United States in the 2020 election. He formally launched his campaign on April 14, 2019. Despite narrowly winning the Iowa caucus, he lost the later primaries in New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. He ended his campaign on March 1, 2020.
2017 DNC Leadership election
In January 5, 2017, Buttigieg announced his candidacy for Chair of the Democratic National Committee in its 2017 chairmanship election. He withdrew from the race on the day of the election and lost to Tom Perez.
2020 presidential election
Buttigieg has been mentioned as a possible candidate for President of the United States in the 2020 U.S. presidential election since late 2017. If elected, Buttigieg would have been the first openly gay U.S. President.
On January 23, 2019, Buttigieg announced his candidacy for President. He made a formal announcement on April 14, 2019.
At the Iowa caucuses, Buttigieg narrowly won the pledged delegate count that a majority of news organizations use to determine the winner. With this win, he became the first openly gay candidate to earn presidential primary delegates from a major American political party. He ended his campaign almost a month later after loosing the South Carolina primary in a landslide.
On June 16, 2015, Buttigieg announced in an essay that he is gay. He is the first openly gay executive in Indiana. On December 28, 2017, Buttigieg announced his engagement to Chasten Glezman.
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