Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg

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Updated On September 27, 2022

Pete Buttigieg is a retired Naval Intelligence Officer and politician from the United States. Since 2012, he has been the mayor of the city of South Bend, Indiana.

Early Life

Pete Buttigieg was born in South Bend, Indiana, on January 19, 1982. Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg is his birth name. And he is currently 40 years old. His father Joseph Buttigieg was a literature professor at The University of Notre Dame. His mother Jennifer Anne Montgomery was also a Notre Dame professor. He doesn’t have any siblings. Pete is a United States citizen, but his ethnicity is unknown.

In 2002, he enrolled at St. Joseph High School, where he graduated as valedictorian. Following that, he attended Harvard College and majored in history and literature. He was president of the Harvard Institute of Politics Student Advisory Committee at the time. Pete earned a Rhodes scholarship after graduation. He graduated from Oxford’s Pembroke College with first-class grades in history, science, and economics in 2007.

Professional life

Pete Buttigieg

Caption: Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation appointed by US president Joe Biden (Source: Instagram)

Pete Buttigieg served as an investigative intern at WMAQ-TV and as an intern for Jill Long Thompson’s congressional campaign in 2002 while still a student. Following that, he worked as an advisor for the 2008 gubernatorial campaign. He also served as a conference director for The Cohen Group during Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign.

From 2007 to 2010, he worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company after graduating. Pete Buttigieg was commissioned as a naval intelligence officer in the Navy Reserve in 2009. Then deployed to Afghanistan for 7 months in 2014 before returning to South Bend as a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve until 2017. Furthermore, in 2010, he was the Democratic Party’s candidate for State Treasurer of Indiana but was defeated by Republican Richard Mourdock.

Furthermore, in November 2011, he was elected mayor of South Bend and took office in January 2012. Similarly, he declared in 2014 that he will run for a second term, which he won with 78 percent of the vote, beating Henry Davis, Jr. In November 2015, he was elected to his second term as mayor of South Bend, and in January 2017, he declared his candidacy for Chair of the Democratic National Committee in the 2017 chairmanship election.

But he withdrew from the race on the day of the election. Similarly, on January 23, 2019, he announced his interest in candidacy for President of the United States in the 2020 election, and on April 14, 2019, he formally launched his presidential campaign in South Bend.

Achievements and Net Worth

In 2002, Pete Buttigieg won first place in the JFK Profiles in Courage Essay Contest and flew to Boston to receive the award, where he met Caroline Kennedy.

Pete Buttigieg has a total net worth of $250k, which he has gained over his professional career. In addition, his annual salary is about $104,000.

Relationship Status

Pete Buttigieg

Caption: Pete Buttigieg with his husband Chasten Buttigieg (Source: Instagram)

Pete Buttigieg is openly gay. On June 16, 2018, he married Chasten Buttigieg, a junior high school teacher. They’d been dating since August 2015, after connecting on the dating app Hinge. They engaged and married in a private ceremony at the Cathedral of St. James in December 2017. In South Bend, he currently lives with his husband and two rescue dogs, Truman and Buddy. In April 2019, the couple also revealed their desire to have a child.

Indiana Senate Bill 101 was the subject of controversy in 2015, and was heavily criticized for allowing discrimination against LGBT people. Soon after, he came out as gay, making him Indiana’s first openly gay municipal executive.

Body Measurement and Social media

Pete Buttigieg

Caption: Pete Buttigieg body measurement (Source: Instagram)

Pete Buttigieg has dark brown hair and blue eyes. Moreover, Pete’s height is 5 feet 8 inches and his weight is 70 kg. Besides that, there is no information about Pete’s shoe size and body measurements.

Pete has over 1.4 million Instagram followers, over 3.4 million Twitter followers, and over 122k Facebook followers. Moreover, Pete has a self-titled YouTube channel with 19.1K subscribers and over 6 million views.

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