Meet the Candidates: Pete Buttigieg

Rich Molina
South Bend, IN

Five weeks remain before the Democratic primary, when voters will decide which of the four candidates they want to take on the Republican challenger in the election for South Bend's mayor.

Buttigieg is a South Bend native. He graduated from Harvard and earned a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University.

He’s worked as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies, served in the Naval Reserve, and most recently Buttigieg ran for State Treasurer.

“It’s been 24 years since South Bend has had an election for mayor with no incumbent on the ballot. And so I think, this election has a dynamic to it, where we’re really having a completely new kind of conversation about what the future of our city is going to be like,” said Buttigieg.

“The reason I think we need a fresh start is because that’s what I’m hearing, as I go out in our community. I go everywhere I can, whether it’s touring the floor of a factory to talk with workers, visiting a classroom or just knocking on doors and talking to people on their porches.”

“And what I hear is that, there’s a real appetite for a new way of doing business. To get some fresh ideas and some fresh legs, into the way we run our government.”

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