Quick Info about Pete Buttigieg

  • Full NamePete Buttigieg
  • First NamePete
  • Last NameButtigieg
  • Born NamePeter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg
  • Birth date19/01/1982
  • Birth PlaceSouth Beden, Indiana, USA
  • Eye ColorLavender Gray
  • Zodiac SignCapricorn
  • NationalityAmerican
  • EthnicityAfrican-American
  • ProfessionPolitician
  • WifeChasten Buttigieg
  • Net Worth$250 thousand
  • Age38
  • Twitterhttps://twitter.com/PeteButtigieg

Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 08:13 am

Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg or simply Pete Buttigieg is an American politician. He was the 32nd mayor of South Bend. But had to quit his post because of the upcoming Presidential Election in which he remains the candidate. He sat in the mayor’s office for a total of eight years (2012-2020). He is just 37 years of age and is the youngest candidate in the campaign. Not just the youngest, Pete Buttigieg is the first-ever openly gay Democratic candidate for this year’s presidential election.

Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 Presidential Election Campaign:

Pete Buttigieg during his 2020 Presidential Election Campaign
Pete Buttigieg during his 2020 Presidential Election Campaign

Pete Buttigieg’s campaign initially started with the formation of an exploratory committee for the Democratic nomination on January 23, 2019. His campaign officially started on April 14, 2019. Pete became CNN’s hottest candidate for his amazing performance and amazing interviews. His campaign surpassed the 65,000 unique donors to qualify for the first debates of the presidential election. Also, his campaign has raised a fund of nearly $22.6 million with a total of 400,000 unique donors. Although being CNN’s hottest candidate, the 37-year-old candidate has a lot of criticism regarding racial discrimination. He might get a lot of votes but won’t be able to attract African Americans very easily.

His campaign slogan is ‘Win The Era’ which has a meaning – he wants the generation to change and people like him (LGBT) will be able to express themselves without any hesitation. Pete Buttigieg appeared on his first debate on June 26 and June 27 in Miami, Florida. He surpassed the first election and appeared on his second debate on July 30 and 31 in Detroit. He appeared for his third debate on September 12 in Texas and fourth debate on October 15 in Ohio. After being in the top 10 nominees to reach the fifth debate on November 20 in Georgia, Pete was successful in reaching the top 6 as well. He appeared for the six presidential debate on December 19 in Los Angeles. Pete Buttigieg’s political positions include abortion, climate change, criminal justice, economy and commerce, elections, foreign policy, health care, immigration, judicial issues, racial equality, social issues, statehood and workers’ right.

Relationship with Donald Trump:

Pete Buttigieg relation to Donald Trump
Pete Buttigieg relation to Donald Trump

Pete Buttigieg’s relation with Donald Trump is absolutely worst. Both of the candidates for the upcoming 2020 Presidential elections hate each other with no respect being seen in the media. President Trump recently called Pete a lousy mayor who is going nowhere further although Indiana is doing amazing under Pete Buttigieg. Also, Pete has criticized Trump in many possible ways and calling him the least qualified candidate for the presidential election. President Trump believes he has no competition with Pete as Pete has not even got a small chance to surpass him in the elections. Trump has made a lot of jokes about the young candidate. Pete has told the media that he has no respect for Trump.

Early Life:

Pete with his parents
Pete with his parents

Pete Buttigieg was born as Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg on January 19, 1982, in South Bend, Indiana, USA. He is the only child of Joseph and Jennifer Buttigieg. Pete studied at St. Joseph High School. In the year 2000, his essay won the first prize in John F. Kennedy’s essay competition. Because of his first prize, he got to meet many of the President’s family members. Pete graduated from Harvard University majoring in History and Literature. When he was there, he even became the president of the Student Advisory Committee of Harvard Institute of Politics. Pete received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from Pembroke College, Oxford.

Career:

Pete Buttigieg as a mayor
Pete Buttigieg as a mayor

After his education, Pete Buttigieg started working as a consultant at management consulting firm McKinsey & Company in 2007. Pete worked there for three years until 2010. He also served as a naval intelligent officer in the US Navy Reserve from 2009 to 2017 and even got the rank of lieutenant. Buttigieg became the 32nd mayor of South Bend on January 1, 2012, and served the post until January 1, 2020. He was the youngest mayor of the city controlling the population of over 100,000. He was temporarily removed from his position but came back in 2015 when he announced publicly that he was gay. His campaign for the presidential election officially started on April 14, 2019.

Personal Life:

Pete Buttigieg is a Christian and he follows his religion from the bottom of his heart. He believes his religion has had a strong influence on his life. His parents baptized him in a Catholic Church. In addition to the English Language, Pete has knowledge about other languages as well which are Norwegian, Spanish, Italian, Maltese, Arabic, Dari Persian, and French. Pete loves to play instruments. His favorites include guitar and piano.

Pete Buttigieg weds with Chasten Buttigieg
Pete Buttigieg weds with Chasten Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg came out as gay publicly in 2015. After being reelected, he became the first-ever openly gay Mayor of South Bend, Indiana. He is also currently running as the first-ever openly gay to be nominated in the Presidential Election but is the second overall after Fred Karger. Pete Buttigieg was married to Chasten Glezman aka Chasten Buttigieg on June 16, 2018. Their marriage rituals were performed privately at the Cathedral of St. James.

Net Worth:

The estimated net worth of Pete Buttigieg is approximately $250 thousand. His salary has not been more than $149 thousand since the beginning of his political career. His entire source of income is not just from politics but he earns a little from other sources as well. In 2019, he wrote the book “Liveright Publishing Corp” for which he was paid an advance of $75,000. He also earns nearly $50 thousand from Apple stock and $15 thousand from the Google stock. Pete Buttigieg has a student loan debt of nearly $350,000 and hasn’t paid for 25 years.

Facts:

Pete Buttigieg performs Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra inside the Morris Performing Arts Center
Pete Buttigieg performs Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra inside the Morris Performing Arts Center
  • His surname comes from Malta as his father was from Malta.
  • Pete Buttigieg has even appeared at South Bend Symphony Orchestra where he has even performed playing his favorite instruments.
  • He has been to Afghanistan where he stayed for seven months as an intelligence officer.
  • If elected, Peter Buttigieg will break the record of Teddy Roosevelt’s youngest presidency.
  • His blood was into politics since he won the first prize in John F. Kennedy’s essay competition.

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