Pete Buttigieg figures and facts: 5 things to know about the South Bend mayor for President

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What do you know about Pete Buttigieg and how, in spite of only two terms as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, he plans to capture the democratic presidential nomination.

Despite being a Washington, DC outsider, South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg officially announced he would run for President in April.

The 2020-full of hope — the nickname of the “mayor Pete” — have been run in the exploration of the White house since January and mentioned in both his progressive values and Midwestern upbringing, in his announcement speech.

“[The future] will prompt you for the hope, daring voices in our community,” Buttigieg said at the time. “And, Yes, it calls for a new generation of leadership in this country.”

Pete Buttigieg will join Fox News Channel for a town hall, moderated by Chris Wallace on Sunday, 19. In may, at 7 PM ET in Claremont, New Hampshire.

Even before his formal presidential announcement, Buttigieg, his campaign revealed it had raised more than $7 million from January to March, although this figure was a million darkened of Vermont sen. Bernie Sanders’ $18.

If the 37-year-old mayor has become President, he will have a number of data sets would break for the office.


He would be the first openly gay President, the first mayor directly to the White house, and he would be the youngest person to have as President, turns 39 the day before the next inauguration, Jan. 20, 2021. Theodore 42 was Roosevelt when he took office, while John F. Kennedy was 43, and Bill Clinton 46.

In March, the thousand-year mayor Chris Wallace of “Fox News Sunday, said” that despite his age he has a lot of experience.

“I know I’m not the young face in this conversation, but I have not only years of government experience under his belt as the President, but I’ve said more years in the Executive branch of government experience under his belt, as the vice-President,” Buttigieg.

On Sunday, mayor Pete speak again with Wallace in a Fox News town hall. Here are five things to know about Buttigieg in the run-up to the event.

His unique surname is common on the island of Malta

Mayor Pete’s late father, Joseph Buttigieg, born on the Mediterranean island of Malta, where the name Buttigieg is customary, the mayor wrote, in 2016, the Central post office. Joseph Buttigieg — died in January, according to the South Bend Tribune, moved to the United States in the 1970s.

In part, the name means “poultry,” according to Malta today, and his pronunciation was often called into question, while Buttigieg campaign.

New York Magazine’s The Cut wrote an article in March on his name. Buttigieg is also the selling campaign swag with the label “Boot-Edge-Edge is to make” things easier for the member groups.

The mayor is the man, Chastise, also gave Fans a few options when it comes to the pronunciation of his last name.

“Boat-edge to edge-or Buddha-a judge or a boat-a judge or Buh-tuh-judge,” he wrote in a Dec. 17 tweet, the hundreds of likes.

He has versatile talents, abilities, and accomplishments

Buttigieg speak seven languages, according to Axios, including French, Spanish, Italian, Maltese, Dutch, Arabic, Dari and Norwegian, which he taught supposedly. He also plays piano — Sam with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra and E-guitar.

As a senior in high school in the year 2000, Buttigieg, the National John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Essay won the competition, where he praised the Congressman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for the identification as a socialist.

Buttigieg then went on to Harvard University and the student, the President of the University, the Institute of politics, a coveted role, according to the National Review. The outlet also reported Buttigieg was a member of the board of the Harvard College Democrats. After graduating in 2005, he was a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford.

Earlier this year, Buttigieg, a memoir published called “the Shortest way home: A mayor is both a challenge and a model for the future of America.”

He worked with Vice-President Mike Pence when Pence the Governor of Indiana was

Although Pete Buttigieg and Mike Pence worked in Indiana, you have a public dispute, after Buttigieg criticised the Vice-President for his belief that homosexuality is a choice.<br data-cke-eol=”1″>
(Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP)

Buttigieg, mayor of South was elected Bend, Ind., In 2011, at the age of 29 years. Mike Pence, who was elected as the state’s Governor in 2013, and served until 2017, when he began service as Vice President under trump.

Although the two worked together, you have a public debate. Buttigieg criticised the Vice-President of the views on homosexuality.

Buttigieg about his sexual orientation during a meeting of the LGBTQ-victory-Fund at the beginning of April, said: “If I was gay is a choice, it was far, far above my pay-grade group … that’s the thing, I wish Mike Pence, who in the world would understand– that if you you have a problem with the I- – your problem is not with me, your quarrel, sir, with my Creator.”

Pence later told CNBC: “He said some things that are important to my Christian faith and me personally. And he knows better. He knows me. But I get it. You know, it is, again, 19 people to run for President, that the page is in a party, the slippage on the left side. And they all compete with each other, how much more liberal they are.”

Pence’s wife, Karen, said Brian Kilmeade Show on Fox News Radio that her husband and Buttigieg had, “always had a good relationship,” and added: “I think it helps, Pete, to some celebrity, he said that about the vice president.”

He came out as gay in 2015 in an op-ed

As the mayor of South Bend, Buttigieg Tribune came out publicly in an op-ed for the local newspaper, the South Bend.

“I was into adulthood before I was ready to recognize the simple fact that I’m gay. It took to recognize the years of struggle and growth for me that it is simply a fact of life, like having brown hair, and a part of who I am,” he wrote in June 2015.

In August of this year, he met his now husband, Chasten Glezman on the dating app Hinge, according to The New York Times. Buttigieg married Glezman in June 2018.

Glezman, who is on leave from his job as a teacher, as he helps his husband’s presidential campaign quickly became a star of his own social media. He is now up to more than 300,000 followers on Twitter.

Earlier this year, Glezman revealed on Twitter that Buttigieg is a Hufflepuff from the Harry Potter franchise to Glezman had to take his husband, in the Pottermore quiz.

He served in the army and was deployed to Afghanistan

In 2009, Buttigieg of the U.S. naval Reserve, joined as an intelligence officer.

He was deployed to Afghanistan, in 2014, in which he to a leave of absence from his position as South Bend’s mayor for seven months. He went on to serve as a Lieutenant in the naval Reserve until 2017. According to his campaign website, he earned the Joint Service Commendation Medal for his Anti-terrorist work.

Buttigieg has announced that his military experience, says on its website it has “more military experience than anyone on foot in the Oval Office since President George H. W. Bush.”

According to PolitiFact, Buttigieg, the claim is correct, because President Trump, Ex-us President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton did not serve in the army.

Also in comparison to Ex-President George W. Bush, Buttigieg more experience has reported, the organization, because, although the former President served in the Texas Air National Guard from 1968 to 1973, he was never used.

Buttigieg served a longer term of 8 years as opposed to 5 years, and saw active service.

Fox News’ Andrew O’reilly, Jennifer Graf, Paul Steinhauser, Samuel Chamberlain and Christopher contributed to Carbone to this report.

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