Voice of the People: Candidates

Voice of the People, The South Bend Tribune

April 10, 2011


The public forum for mayoral candidates at the Century Center demonstrated that all candidates had viable, thoughtful answers to the questions posed. I was particularly impressed with the two candidates with less recognition in local politics, Barrett Berry and Pete Buttigieg.
Berry, a Harvard graduate who worked in the Clinton White House, stipulated a vigorous economic plan garnered from his civic experience.

Buttigieg is a Harvard grad and Rhodes Scholar, who studied economics at Oxford. His specific and precise answers were a refreshing variation from the usual vague generalities and commonplace platitudes expressed by many politicians. Having known very little about any of the candidates before the forum, I can now say that Buttigieg has an eloquent and articulate plan for South Bend going forward.

James McCaffery Jr.