Pete is the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana. He is one of America’s youngest mayors, and the Washington Post has called him “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of.” An officer in U.S. Navy Reserve, Pete took a leave of absence to serve in Afghanistan in 2014, earning the Joint Service Commendation Medal for his counterterrorism work. Under his leadership, South Bend has addressed its toughest challenges and is growing at the fastest rate in years.
Pete is running for Chair because we need new leadership to deliver a fresh start for our party. He knows that the solutions we need to rebuild our Party will be found in our states and in local communities across America. It’s time to move forward and begin building our future together.
“I am a Democrat because I believe in defending freedom, fairness, families, and the future.”
- Mayor Pete Buttigieg