Hometown: South Bend, Indiana
Husband: Chasten Glezman
Age: 37 Years
|Full Name||Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg|
|Famous For||Being the first Gay to run for President of the United States in 2020|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
|Eye Color||Lavender Gray|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Political Journey||2010: The Democratic Party nominee for State Treasurer of Indiana; defeated by Republican incumbent Richard Mourdock
2011: Elected Mayor of South Bend in November; took office in January 2012 at age 29
2015: elected to his second term as mayor of South Bend in November; defeating Republican Kelly Jones
2017: He announced his candidacy for Chair of the Democratic National Committee; however, he withdrew from the race on the day of the election
2018: In Decemeber, Buttigieg announced that he would not seek a third term as mayor of South Bend
2019: On April 14, 2019, Buttigieg officially launched his campaign for a candidacy for President of the United States in the 2020 election
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||2014: Honored with Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow
2015: A recipient of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Fenn Award
|Branch||United States Navy|
|Unit||United States Navy Reserve|
|Wars/Battles||War in Afghanistan|
|Date of Birth||January 19, 1982|
|Age (as in 2019)||37 Years|
|Birthplace||South Bend, Indiana, U.S.|
|Hometown||South Bend, Indiana, U.S.|
|School||• Stanley Clark School in South Bend (Year 1998)
• St. Joseph High School in South Bend (Year 2000)
|College/University||• Harvard University
• Pembroke College, Oxford
|Educational Qualifications||• Major in History and Literature from Harvard University in 2005
• First-class honors in philosophy, politics and economics from Pembroke College, Oxford (later promoted to a Master of Arts (Oxon) per tradition)
|Religion||Christianity (in an interview, he said, "I feel more-or-less Anglican") CNN|
|Ethnicity||Maltese (from his father's side)|
|Address||Lives in the same South Bend neighborhood where he grew up|
|Hobbies||Reading, Writing, Playing the Guitar and Piano, Listening to Music|
|Relationships & More|
|Sexual Orientation||Gay South Bend Tribune|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Chasten Glezman (August 2015-December 2017)|
|Marriage Date||June 16, 2018|
|Marriage Place||Cathedral of St. James, South Bend
|Partner/Husband||Chasten Glezman (a Junior High School Teacher)
|Parents||Father- Joseph Buttigieg (a Maltese-American literary scholar and translator; passed away in January 2019)
Mother- Jennifer Anne (a professor at Notre Dame)
|Favorite Politician||Barack Obama|
|Favorite Video Game||Baseball Star|
|Favorite Food||Cheese steak nachos, Pączki|
|Favorite Beverage||Fresh Lemonade|
|Favorite Cartoon Character||Pikachu|
|Salary (as the Mayor of South Bend)||$104,000/year|
|Net Worth||Not Known|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Pete Buttigieg
- Does Pete Buttigieg smoke?: Not Known
- Does Pete Buttigieg drink alcohol?: Yes
- Pete was born and raised into a modest family in a neighborhood of South Bend, Indiana.
- His father, Joseph Buttigieg, was an immigrant from Malta and was a professor of literature at The University of Notre Dame at South Bend.
- Pete’s mother, Jennifer Anne, was a professor at Notre Dame for 29 years.
- He studied at Stanley Clark School in South Bend till 8th standard.
- Thereafter, Pate entered St. Joseph High School in South Bend where he was valedictorian of his high school senior class.
- In 2000, while studying at St. Joseph High School, Buttigieg became the recipient of a first prize for the JFK Profiles in Courage Essay Contest awarded by the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. To receive the prize, he traveled to Boston where he met Caroline Kennedy and other members of President Kennedy’s family.
- After his schooling, Pete went to Harvard where he was president of the Harvard Institute of Politics Student Advisory Committee.
- While studying at Harvard, Mr. Buttigieg wrote his undergraduate thesis on the influence of Puritanism on U.S. foreign policy as reflected in Graham Greene’s novel The Quiet American.
- After graduating from Harvard in 2005, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.
- Before graduating from Pembroke College, Oxford, Mr. Buttigieg worked as an investigative intern at WMAQ-TV, Chicago’s NBC news affiliate.
- He was also an intern for Jill Long Thompson’s unsuccessful congressional campaign in 2002.
- Later, Pete served as an adviser to Jill Long Thompson’s unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign in 2008.
- From 2004 to 2005, he worked in Washington, D.C., as a conference director for The Cohen Group, an international strategic consulting firm of former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen.
- Mr. Pete spent several months as a policy and research specialist for Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign.
- After graduating from Oxford, Mr. Buttigieg started working as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he worked from 2007 to 2010.
- In 2009, Mr. Pete Buttigieg was commissioned as a naval intelligence officer in the Navy Reserve.
- In January 2012, at age 29, Mr. Pete Buttigieg became the second-youngest mayor in South Bend’s history (Schuyler Colfax III became mayor at age 28 in 1898).
- In 2014, he was deployed to Afghanistan for seven months; where he was assigned to the Afghan Threat Finance Cell, a counterterrorism unit that targeted Taliban insurgency financing.
- After his Afghanistan stint, Mr. Buttigieg returned to his hometown, South Bend, and he remained a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve until 2017.
- During his first stint as the Mayor of South Bend, he took various strict initiatives against corrupt officials including the demotion of South Bend police chief Darryl Boykins and termination of the police department’s communications director.
- GovFresh.com named Pete Buttigieg as Mayor of The Year for 2013; he tied with third-term New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
- For his youth, education, and military background, in 2014, The Washington Post termed Pete Buttigieg “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of.”
- In 2016, the New York Times columnist Frank Bruni did a story on Pete Buttigieg’s work and asked in the headline if he could eventually be elected as “the first gay president.”
- Mr. Buttigieg is very popular for his signature program- “Vacant and Abandoned Properties Initiative” (known locally as “1,000 Properties in 1,000 Days”), a project to demolish or repair blighted properties across the city.
- His other popular urban development program was “Smart Streets,” which involved the conversion of one-way streets to two-way streets, streetside beautification, widening of sidewalks, the addition of bike lanes, and the introduction of roundabouts.
- Pete Buttigieg made headlines when on April 14, 2019, he officially launched his campaign for President of the United States in 2020 election.
- Mr. Buttigieg is a polyglot and can speak fluently in Spanish, Maltese, Italian, French, Farsi, and Arabic. He also taught himself to speak Norwegian.
- He is a professional guitarist and pianist, and in 2013, he performed with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra as a guest piano soloist along with Ben Folds.
- He is a passionate Baseball Star player.
- He is an adventure enthusiast and often takes time to enjoy different adventurous sports.
- He has also authored a book titled “Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future.”
- In June 2015, Mr. Buttigieg wrote an essay in the South Bend Tribune, in which he disclosed his sexual identity as a gay.
- In August 2015, he met his future partner/husband, Chasten Glezman, on the dating app Hinge. After dating for two years, they got engaged in December 2017.
- He lives with his partner/husband, Chasten Glezman, in the neighborhood of South Bend with their two rescue dogs, Truman and Buddy.
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