Voice of the People: Hometown

Printed in The South Bend Tribune

April 15, 2011

I am a senior at Marian High School and soon I’ll begin studies at the University of Notre Dame. Hopefully, after earning a degree I will be able to find career opportunities here in South Bend. It is my hometown, close to friends and family. That is why I and many other young people are volunteering to help the Pete Buttigieg for mayor campaign.

Pete has the smarts, the experience and the optimism to lead South Bend to a brighter future. As mayor, Pete will work hard and will work smart for all of us. I urge you to get involved and vote Pete Buttigieg for mayor on May 3 … and my dad (John Voorde) for city clerk, too!

Emily Voorde
South Bend