Pete Buttigieg Biography

[Editor's Note: On Sunday, Mar. 1, 2020, Pete Buttigieg suspended his campaign for president. In a speech to supporters, quoted in the Mar. 1, 2020 New York Times article "Pete Buttigieg Drops out of Democratic Presidential Race," Buttigieg stated, "The truth is that the path has narrowed to a close, for our candidacy if not for our cause. Tonight I am making the difficult decision to suspend my campaign for the presidency... We need leadership to heal a divided nation, not drive us further apart. We need a broad based agenda to truly deliver for the American people, not one that gets lost in ideology. We need an approach strong enough not only to win the White House, but hold the House, win the Senate and send Mitch McConnell into retirement."]

Pete Buttigieg
Democratic Presidential Candidate
Mayor of South Bend, Indiana

Full Name: Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg
Birthdate: Jan. 19, 1982
Birthplace: South Bend, IN
Marital Status: Married to Chasten Glezman
Children: None
Religion: Episcopalian

  • Mayor, South Bend, Indiana, Jan. 1, 2012-present
  • Democratic National Chair Candidate, 2017
  • Lieutenant, US Naval Reserve, 2009-2017
  • Former consultant, McKinsey & Company
  • Rhodes Scholar, 2004-2007
  • Conference Director, The Cohen Group, 2004-2005

  • AB, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Pembroke College, 2007
  • BA, History and Literature, Harvard University, 2004

  • Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future, 2019

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Twitter: @PeteButtigieg