Voice of the People: Best of S.B.

Printed in The South Bend Tribune

April 18, 2011

Best of S.B.

It is so refreshing to see a candidate running for mayor who embodies the best of South Bend. Pete Buttigieg was born and raised in South Bend, went to St. Joseph’s High School and was able to travel the world for education and his job in business. Now he wants to use his leadership and business skills to reinvigorate our city.

With his campaign’s focus on economic development, partnering with local public schools, breaking the cycle of poverty and using innovation for more efficient city services, it’s clear he is the most substantive candidate on the issues.

A lot of people running for office use the same recycled ideas and catchphrases. I’m proud to support Buttigieg for mayor of South Bend so we can let the next generation tackle the challenges we face.

Cheri Schuster
South Bend