Pete Buttigieg | Democratic Mayor of South Bend
Pete Buttigieg announcing his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.By: Gary Riggs
Pete Buttigieg Contact & Bio Information
Born 01/19/1982 (Age 38)
Pete Buttigieg History
Mayor of South Bend (01/01/2012 - Present)
College Attended: Oxford University ('07) & Harvard ('04)
Degrees Earned: Masters Degree (07) & Bachelors Degree History (04)
Prior Occupations: Navy Lieutenant
Nov 20 2019
Jun 09 2019
Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame
Jun 01 2019
California Democratic Convention
Pete Buttigieg spoke with spoke with the cast of Morning Joe the morning after the 7th Democratic debate to discuss how he felt the evening went, among other topics. Buttigieg insisted that he firmly believes he can win the Democratic nomination and beat Donald Trump in the general election. He also discussed Donald Trump's pending impeachment trial in the Senate and suggested that the President is both a "symptom and a cause" of many problems in the United States.
The 7th Democratic Debate co-hosted by CNN and The Des Moines Register was held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Six candidates qualified for the debate in what was the smallest debate to date. The debate happened one day after Senator Warren accused Senator Sanders of privately telling her that a woman couldn't win the general election, an accusation Sanders vociferously denies. Another memorable element of the evening was Senator Klobuchar appearing to go on the attack against nearly everyone on the stage, especially the candidates she perceives as being too far left to win in a general election.
Pete Buttigieg spoke with Vaughn Hillyard of MSNBC after the sixth Democratic Presidential debate concluded and was given a chance to react to the criticism he received from the other Democrats about his experience and ability to connect with people outside of, to put it politically correct, less "traditional" states. Buttigieg insisted that his youthfulness is a net positive and that he has plenty of experience to be President. He also pushed back on the notion that he doesn't have any support in non-white communities.
The 6th Democratic debate co-hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico will be held at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. The seven candidates who qualified will share the same stage for a single-night of debate. It begins at 8:00PM Eastern and is slated to end at 10:30PM. This will be the last debate of 2019.
Pete Buttigieg sat down with the hosts of CBS This Morning to discuss his 2020 Presidential campaign and what he must do if he were to go deep into the primary season. Buttigieg was asked about his lagging support among people of color and he admitted that he has "got a lot more work to do to earn" trust of voters of color. He then pivoted to highlighting his work as mayor where he "directed resources to low-income and mainly minority neighborhoods to improve the quality of life there." Buttigieg also discussed the ongoing impeachment hearings, among a number of other topics.
Pete Buttigieg spoke with Rachel Maddow on her evening show to discuss recent criticisms he and his campaign have faced, specifically when it comes to his past work at the elite consulting firm McKinsey, which only recently released him from a nondisclosure agreement he had signed that prevented him from discussing his work there. Buttigieg admitted that it was an unforced error to not get in front of the issue and promised more transparency moving forward. He also vowed to begin allowing press into his fundraising events.
Pete Buttigieg sat down in the spin room with Chris Matthews and his panel to discuss his performance at the 5th Democratic debate. Buttigieg hammered Donald Trump for not having a coherent foreign policy and said that he will be a President who manages “21st century threats.” He also discussed his desire to go back to a time where American values are used in a positive way throughout the world again.
The Fifth Democratic Debate will be hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Ten candidates qualified for the debate - Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and Tom Steyer.
Pete Buttigieg spoke at a Veterans Day event in Rochester, New Hampshire where he paid tribute to those who have served in Americas armed forces and vowing to name a woman to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs if he were elected President. Buttigieg also criticized Donald Trump over how he has failed to stem the growing crisis of military service members committing suicide and turning an apparent blind eye to military women being sexually assaulted in the military.
Pete Buttigieg sat down with two undecided voters in his home town of South Bend, Indiana for an interview on NPR's "Off Script" radio show. The discussion was moderated by host Scott Simon and touched on a wide range of topics that were important to not just the two voters he was having a discussion with, but with the average voter nationwide. The conversation focused mainly on healthcare, civility in politics, and the economy.
Pete Buttigieg spoke with the cast of "Morning Joe" via satellite from Clear Lake, Iowa where he discussed his views on Senator Elizabeth Warren's recently released "Medicare for All" proposal, his proposals meant to revitalize African-American communities throughout the country, and why he believes he's a better candidate than former Vice President Joe Biden. Buttigieg also said that there's "no question" Trump should be removed from office due to committing high crimes and misdemeanors.
Pete Buttigieg sat down for an interview with CNN's New Day via satellite after a top House Democrat and member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Representative Jim Clyburn, suggested that many older African-American voters take issue with his being openly gay. To be clear, Clyburn is African-American himself and was not condoning his constituents beliefs, but was instead expressing the realities of many older African-Americans conservative social values. Buttigieg thanked Clyburn for his service to the country before insisting that he thinks his policy proposals will "surpass generational beliefs."
Pete Buttigieg sat down with Pod Save the World co-hosts Tommy Vietor and Ben Rhodes at the 2019 J Street Conference where they discussed the Israel-Palestinian conflict and how he thinks the long time conflict can eventually be solved. Buttegieg also notably compared the US-Israel relationship to that of a close friend who needed a little help and guidance during a difficult time in their lives.
The fourth Democratic debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, just outside of Columbus, featured twelve candidates all sharing the same stage. Most observers paid close attention to how Senator Elizabeth Warren performance now that she is leading in many national polls and she had a fairly strong night. Eyes were also on Bernie Sanders, who is returning to the race after suffering a heart attack on October 1. He had a strong performance and is, at least for now, seeming to move on from his health emergency. Joe Biden had a relatively strong night without any major gaffes, but without any major memorable moment either.
Pete Buttigieg spoke with MSNBC's "Road Warrior" political reporter Josh Lederman from Webster City, Iowa, where he was about to begin a days long bus tour throughout the pivotal first-in-the-nation caucus state. Buttigieg was asked about his stagnant poll numbers and what he intends to do to get them back up and he responded that he thinks he's in a good position right now and intends to use the bus trip to get to know Iowa voters on a more personal basis. He also touched on a wide number of topics from Iran sanctions to how he intends to combat global climate change.
Pete Buttigieg sat down with Jake Tapper on CNN's State of the Union to discuss the third Democratic Presidential Debate, where he criticized Joe Biden's answer on the legacy of slavery, simply stating that the former Vice President gave a "bad answer." Buttigieg also talked about his healthcare plan which calls for "Medicare for all who want it."
Pete Buttigieg sat down with ABC News Correspondent Tom Llamas and a number of other commentators to discuss his performance at the third Democratic Presidential debate. Buttigieg claimed that he's the most electable candidate because he doesn't come from D.C. and represents a new generation of politicians. He admitted that we're a very divided country, but promised that he would do whatever it takes to unify the country if he were elected President in 2020.
The third Democratic debate in Houston brought the top ten candidates in the Democratic field onto the same stage for the first time and there was no shortage of lively discussion among the group. The top three candidates - Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders - stuck largely to their typical script, with neither of them delivering any major blows, to the likely relief of Joe Biden. The remaining seven candidates received ample time to deliver their message and answer questions from the moderators, but none appeared to deliver a breakout performance that would shake the top of the field up.
Pete Buttigieg delivered a speech at the 2019 New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention where he implored the audience to take a chance with a candidate that isn't "safe," saying “[e]very time we’ve tried to play it safe with established and Washington-tenured figures, every single time we’ve come up short” in a veiled criticism of Joe Biden's candidacy. The crowd largely welcomed Buttigieg's speech, giving him multiple standing ovations as he spoke.
Pete Buttigieg sat down with Stephen Colbert on "The Late Show" to have a discussion about his Presidential bid and why he believes the United States hasn't made much progress on problems that have arisen during his lifetime, namely global climate change and the scourge of mass shootings. He went on to explain why he believes he is suited to help solve those and other problems facing our society and the world.
Pete Buttigieg sat down with the hosts of "Morning Joe" on MSNBC for an interview about his faith, race relations, and why the world still needs a strong America. The 2020 Presidential candidate talked about the need for us as a country to finally have a conversation about race and lamented how difficult it has been to do so. He also chastised the Trump Administration for separating refugee children from their parents at the border, saying that will do irreparable harm to the children and their families and will only add to the trauma they are facing as refugees.
Pete Buttigieg held a town hall at Nashua Community College in Nashua, New Hampshire where he fielded questions from the audience on a wide range of topics. Buttigieg spoke with the audience for an hour before personally greeting and posing for photographs with those in attendance.
Pete Buttigieg joined Chris Wallace on 'Fox News Sunday' for a discussion on gun violence in the United States one day after one of the worst mass shootings in American history took place in El Paso, Texas and another mass shooting that killed a number of people in Ohio happened on the same day. Buttigieg also faced questions on whether his Presidential campaign has run out of energy after an early surge in the polls.
Pete Buttigieg participated in the AFSCME 2020 Public Service forum, along with 18 other Democratic candidates. Each candidate was given a short opportunity to speak to those in attendance about their plans to strengthen unions after years of decline in membership brought about by a variety of factors.
2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, had an interview with the hosts of Morning Joe. In the interview, he discussed his thoughts on his debate performance, as well as the issues that he found were most important to him, such as deaths of two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan, and racism.
Night one of the second Democratic debate in Detroit featured two popular progressive candidates speaking the most, Bernie Sanders & Elizabeth Warren, engaging in debates with more moderate candidates on topics including health care, immigration reform & college education. Tim Ryan and John Delaney were the most outspoken in support of more moderate positions providing a contrast while Pete Buttigieg with the 3rd most speaking time focused his criticism on Republicans. Steve Bullock made his first appearance and also defended more moderate positions.
South Bend, Indiana major Pete Buttigieg gave a campaign speech in Dover, New Hampshire. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate discussed his views on democracy in general, criminal justice and reform, as well as bringing about more unity within the Democratic party.
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg sat down with Don Lemon on 'CNN Tonight' the night after the first Democratic presidential debates to discuss his campaign. They discussed the Democratic party as a whole, racial division in the country and how he deals with being an openly gay candidate in the 2020 race.
South Bend major Pete Buttigieg came on 'The View' the day after the first Democratic presidential debates to answer questions on his housing redevelopment initiative in South Bend, as well as to discuss his visit to the Homestead detention center.
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg did a post debate interview on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' about his performance in the 1st Democratic debate in front of a live audience. He also spoke about his vision for running the country, abolishing the electoral college and the recent police shooting in South Bend, Indiana where he is the current mayor.
Night two of the first Democratic debate of the 2020 election cycle featured the second ten of twenty candidates who qualified to participate. The debate featured much more spirited discussion between the candidates than the first evening, with Vice President Biden, Senator Sanders, and Senator Harris engaging each other directly on a number of hot button issues like universal healthcare, racism, and immigration reform. One exchange in particular stood out when Senator Harris criticized Vice President Biden over his remarks praising former segregationist Southern Senators. Biden pushed back by saying Harris mischaracterized his words and insisted he did not praise racists.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg held a hastily arranged town hall in his home town one week after a fatal police shooting of an African American in his community sparked days of protest and criticism of the mayor. South Bend's chief of police joined Buttigieg for the event.
2020 presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg spoke at a town hall meeting in North Augusta, South Carolina. He discussed his platform on issues of the economy and foreign policy as well as fielding many questions from the audience in attendance.
2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg gave his first speech on foreign policy and national security from his hometown of South Bend, Indiana, where he is the current mayor. He spoke about rejoining the Iran deal and how he would handle relations with many key adversarial and allied countries around the world, as well as handling national security concerns and climate change.
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg spoke during the Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa about his 2020 campaign to run for president as the Democratic nominee. He spoke about his service in the military, his history in politics and his platform on social and economic issues.
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg went on Showtime's 'Desus & Mero' with hosts Desus Nice and The Kid Mero to discuss is 2020 campaign. The hosts asked him questions on what sets him apart from other candidates and his stance on issues, as they gave him a mini tour of their hometown area in Uptown NY.
2020 presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana Major Pete Buttigieg sat down on MSNBC's 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' to give a town hall meeting in front of a live audience in Fresno, California. Buttigieg answered questions about his policies, political platform and campaign strategy from moderator Chris Matthews and various audience members.
South Bend, Indiana mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Peter Buttigieg spoke at the California Democratic Convention in San Francisco, along with 13 other hopefuls to campaign for California's vote in the upcoming primaries. He outlined his vision for a stronger Democratic party and discussed the platform positions he will be focusing on with his campaign.
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg sat down with Martha Raddatz on ABC's 'This Week' to discuss his campaign to become the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. Buttigieg discussed the dysfunction with the current administration, how he would handle major foreign policy issues and his level of preparedness for entering the Oval Office.
2020 Democratic nominee for president and South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg sat down with Washington Post reporter Robert Costa at a Washington Post Live broadcast event in Washington D.C. to discuss his campaign. Buttigieg answered questions about his views on Trump and the current administration, as well as Pete's personal background and the Democratic Party as a whole.
2020 Democratic candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg came on the Spanish speaking news network Noticias Telemundo to discuss his campaign for presidency. The entire interview was conducted in Spanish and they discussed immigration, border security and policies he would carry out if elected.
South Bend, Indiana mayor and Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg sat down for a town hall meeting on Fox News with host moderator Chris Wallace. Buttigieg answered questions ranging from abortion to his age and leadership experience to the various policy plans he intends to enact if elected.
2020 Presidential hopeful, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has a chat with Jimmy Fallon. He explained how he had to track down Jerry Seinfeld, just for the sole purpose of making him accept a key to the city. He also gave his opinion of President Donald Trump's nickname for him, as well as broke down his 2020 campaign platform.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg answered questions at a CNN town hall in Manchester, New Hampshire. He addressed issues with his early campaign, such as his website missing a policy section. He explained that policy is important but Democrats needed to "communicate their values without drowning voters in minutiae." He also touched on why he thinks prisoners should not be allowed to vote, as well as backed Trump's Impeachment.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, talked with Seth Meyers about how his experience as Mayor had readied him for the Office of the President of the United States. He also recalled sharing his campaign announcement with his husband, as well as him marrying a couple on the way to have their baby.
2020 presidential hopeful, Mayor Pete Buttigieg sat down with Rachel Maddow to discuss his campaign, and how he handles big moments in his life. He said "running for office is an act of hope."
Mayor Pete Buttigieg officially announced his bid for president of the United States in a hometown rally in South Bend, IN.
Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg sat down for an interview with Chuck Todd on 'Meet The Press' to discuss his intentions for a 2020 campaign to run for the Democratic nomination for president. Buttigieg discussed the various ways he differs from Donald Trump and why he believes Democrats are looking for a generational change.
South Bend, Indiana mayor, Pete Buttigieg spoke to the hosts of Good Morning America about his $7 million fundraising haul, as well as the obstacles he faces ahead of him in the 2020 presidential race. He goes on to talk about how much his campaign took off.
South Bend, Indiana mayor, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg discusses his gaining Popularity and Faith in Politics with The View. He said that at that time, he was the only Democratic candidate to have been on Fox News.
Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg sat down for an interview with Stephen Colbert on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' to talk about his exploratory committee to run for the Democratic nomination for President in 2020. Buttigieg's exploratory committe began three weeks before this interview.
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg sat down with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's 'This Week' to discuss his potential campaign to become the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. Buttigieg discussed his platform on the issues of healthcare, personal freedoms and foreign policy.