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Born January 19, 1982, Peter Montgomery Buttigieg (BOOT-ih-jij) is an American politician who has served as the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, since 2012. Buttigieg is a graduate of Harvard College and Oxford University.
He received a Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Rhodes.
He served as a consultant for management consulting firm McKinsey & Company from 2007 to 2010.
He served as a naval intelligence officer in the United States Navy Reserve from 2009 to 2017, earning the rank of lieutenant.
He served in Afghanistan for seven months and was given the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award for his work.
He was elected mayor of South Bend, Indiana, in 2011, making him the youngest mayor of a city with a population of over 100,000 people.
He outrightly declared himself gay in 2015.
He was reelected with over 80% of the vote later this year. Buttigieg declared his candidacy for the 2020 United States presidential election on April 14, 2019.
He became the first openly gay person to run for the Democratic Party nomination and has since centered his campaign around the idea of demographic transition.
Originally thought of as a long-shot candidate, he gained a lot of traction in mid-2019 after being involved in several town halls, forums, and debates.
Several media outlets list him as one of the top-tier candidates in December 2019.
On Inauguration Day, 2021, he will be 39 years old.
Buttigieg is a Christian, and he has said that his faith has a major influence in his life. He was baptized in the Catholic Church as an infant and attended Catholic schools. Buttigieg's first time at Oxford began to attend Christ Church Cathedral and said he felt "more-or-less Anglican" by the time he returned to South Bend. St. Augustine, James Martin, and Garry Wills are among his religious influences. Buttigieg, a member of Episcopal Church in Buttigieg, is a congregant at the Cathedral of St. James in downtown South Bend.
Buttigieg has some Norwegian, Spanish, Italian, Maltese, Arabic, Dari Persian, and French in addition to his native English. Buttigieg plays guitar and piano, and he appeared with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra as a guest pianist with Ben Folds in 2013. Buttigieg joined Aspen Institute Rodel in 2014 as a Fellow.
Buttigieg came out as gay in a South Bend Tribune article in June 2015, becoming Indiana's first openly gay executive. He was the first elected official in Indiana to come out during his term, and Indiana's highest elected official to come out.
Buttigieg revealed his engagement to Chasten Glezman, a junior high school coach, in a Facebook post on December 14, 2017. After meeting on the dating app Hinge, they had been dating since August 2015. They were married in private at the Cathedral of St. James on June 16, 2018. Buttigieg was the first mayor of South Bend to get married while in office, thanks to his. Buttigieg, Chasten's surname, is used to describe him.
On August 17, 2021, Buttigieg and his husband became parents. On September 4, 2021, Buttigieg revealed that they had adopted two newborn fraternal twins.
Buttigieg, who is Chasten's hometown, registered to vote in Michigan in July 2022.
Early life and career
Pete Buttigieg, Jennifer Anne (Montgomery) and Joseph A. Buttigieg's only child, was born in South Bend, Indiana, on January 19, 1982. Anne Montgomery, his mother, uses the word Anne Montgomery. When working as instructors at New Mexico State University, his parents met and married. His father was born in Hamrun, Malta, and migrated to the United States to pursue his doctorate. Buttigieg's father started his career as a professor of English at the University of Notre Dame near South Bend. Buttigieg's mother has worked at the University of Notre Dame for 29 years. His father, a translator and editor of Marxist philosopher Antonio Gramsci's Prison Notebooks, inspired his interest in literature in college.
Buttigieg, a valedictorian of the class of 2000 at St. Joseph High School in South Bend, was valedictorian. He gained the first prize in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum's Profiles in Courage essay competition last year. He traveled to Boston to accept the award and spoke with Caroline Kennedy and other members of President Kennedy's family. The subject of his winning essay was then US Representative Bernie Sanders of Vermont, one of only two independent lawmakers in Congress, as demonstrated by his integrity and political tenacity. Buttigieg was also selected as one of two student delegates from Indiana to the United States Senate Youth Program in 2000, an annual scholarship competition sponsored jointly by the Senate and the Hearst Foundations.
Buttigieg, who graduated from St. Joseph High School, went to Harvard University, where he majored in history and literature. He served as president of the Harvard Institute of Politics' Student Advisory Committee and worked on the institute's annual study of youth attitudes on politics. In Graham Greene's book The Quiet American's Errand into the Wilderness, he wrote his undergraduate thesis, The Quiet American's Errand into the Wilderness, on the influence of Puritanism on US foreign policy. He graduated magna cum lauded from Harvard in 2004 and was elected a Phi Beta Kappa affiliate.
Buttigieg was given a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University. After studying at Pembroke College, Oxford, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree with first-class distinctions in philosophy, politics, and economics. He was a co-founder and member of the Oxford International Review, a non-profit group of nearly a dozen Oxford students, and he was an editor of the Oxford International Review.
Buttigieg, an investigative intern at WMAQ-TV, Chicago's NBC News affiliate, before graduating from college. During her rocky 2002 congressional bid, he interned for Democrat Jill Long Thompson.
Buttigieg spent time in Arizona and New Mexico as a policy and research consultant for many months after college. Buttigieg, the Cohen Group's conference director, served from 2004 to 2005. In 2006, Joe Donnelly lent his support to Joe Donnelly's triumphant legislative campaign.
Buttigieg, who earned his Oxford degree in 2007 and worked in McKinsey & Company's Chicago office, where he worked on energy, retail, economic growth, and logistics for three years. McKinsey's clients included health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, electronics retailer Best Buy, Canadian supermarket chain Loblaws, two non-environmental organizations, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Energy Foundation, and several US government departments, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Energy Department, and Postal Service. In 2008, he took a leave of absence from McKinsey to become Jill Long Thompson's failed bid for Indiana governor Jill Long Thompson. McKinsey's duties as president included trips to Iraq and Afghanistan, which he rarely addresses. Buttigieg resigned from McKinsey in 2010 in order to concentrate fully on his Indiana state treasurer's bid.
Buttigieg has been active in the Truman National Security Project since 2005 and serves as a consultant with experience in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In 2014, he was appointed to the board of advisors of the company.
Buttigieg joined the US Navy Reserve through the direct commission officer (DCO) program and was sworn in as a naval intelligence ensign in September 2009. In 2014, he took a seven-month leave after his mayoral term to deploy to Afghanistan. Buttigieg was working with a team that was designed to detect and destroy terrorist financial networks while working there. Parts of this was done at Bagram Air Base, but he was also an armed driver for his commander on more than 100 trips into Kabul. Buttigieg also referred to his role as a "military Uber" because he had to look out for ambushes and explosives along the roads and ensure that the vehicle was guarded. Buttigieg was also assigned to the Afghan Threat Finance Cell, a counterterrorism unit that attacked Taliban insurgency funding while deployed in Afghanistan. Buttigieg was given the Joint Service Commendation Medal by a U.S. Navy Reserve in 2017, and he resigned from the US Navy Reserve in 2017.
In 2010, Buttigieg ran for state treasurer of Indiana. Richard Mourdock, the Republican nominee, received 37.5 percent of the vote, losing to Republican incumbent Richard Mourdock. Much of Buttigieg's campaign had been focused on criticizing Mourdock's investment in Chrysler junk bonds, as well as bringing a lawsuit against Chrysler's bankruptcy restructuring, which Buttigieg argued against imperiled Chrysler jobs in Indiana.
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This Thanksgiving, as so many more families are once again able to safely come together after last year’s isolation, we are reminded of how fortunate we are to be able to gather with loved ones. With the arrival of our new children, Penelope and Joseph, a new home, and fulfilling new work, we have much to give thanks for—and hope this year has brought many blessings for you, as well. From our family to yours—wishing you all good things this Thanksgiving holiday, Pete & Chasten