About Pete

Mayor-elect Pete Buttigieg is an accomplished businessman who is working hard to bring new ideas and real results to the mayor's office in South Bend. He recently captured 74 percent of the vote on Election Day to become the city's next mayor. 

Pete worked for McKinsey & Company, a top consulting firm, where he was responsible for advising senior business and government leaders on major decisions related to economic development, energy policy, strategic business initiatives, and logistics. His work took him around the country and the world, including to Iraq and Afghanistan, and he serves as an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

The son of educators, Pete grew up in South Bend's North Shore Triangle neighborhood. After finishing at the top of his class at St. Joseph's High School, he went on to graduate from Harvard and was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship to study economics at Oxford University. 

While his career has mainly been in the private sector, Pete has always been committed to public service. Pete was most recently the Democratic nominee for the office of Indiana state treasurer, earning the highest vote total of any Democrat running for state-level office in 2010. 

Pete also serves as a Fellow at the Truman National Security Project. He has worked on Capitol Hill and on congressional, gubernatorial, and presidential campaigns. 

Pete lives in the same South Bend neighborhood where he grew up.