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Pete Buttigieg
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    (January 19, 1982- )
    Born in South Bend, Indiana
    Mayor of South Bend, Indiana (assumed office January 1, 2012)
    Launched a campaign for the Democratic nomination for US President (April 14, 2019)
    It is not obvious how his last name should be pronounced. (Answer: Boot-edge-edge or Boot-a-judge, accent on the ‘Boot.’)
    He told an interviewer his name is an asset in South Bend, because it is a community with ‘a lot of East European settlement,’ even though his name is not Eastern European in origin. (It is Maltese.)
    He ran unsuccessfully for chair of the Democratic National Committee (2017).
    He got along fine with Mike Pence when he was a mayor and Pence a governor, but launched a feud with him after Pence became Veep and he became a potential presidential candidate.
    The Los Angeles Times described him as a candidate who ‘has everything except positions on the major issues.’
    He is left -handed.
    During his senior year in high school, he won first prize in the JFK Profiles in Courage Essay Contest.
    He speaks Spanish, French, Italian, Arabic, Farsi, Norwegian, and Maltese.
    He and his husband adopted a pair of rescue dogs.
    He served as an intelligence officer in the Naval Reserves and was deployed to Afghanistan for seven months (2014).
    When elected, he was the youngest mayor of any US city with a population of 100,000 or more.
    His policies were credited with spurring job growth and business investment in South Bend. jointly named him and NYC’s Michael Bloomberg as mayor of the year (2013).

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