January 8, 2020
Name: Pete Buttigeig
(Dropped out of race)
Government Experience: Mayor of South Bend, Indiana since 2012
As the youngest presidential candidate at age 37, Pete Buttigeig plans to use his younger perspective to generate change in policies that matter to his generation. Buttigeig is a military veteran and the mayor of South Bend, Indiana. He stands out from his peers as the first ever openly gay candidate to run for president and his goal to add seats to the Supreme Court. He also intends to focus on issues of climate change and creating equal economic opportunity in public education and housing. Buttigeig plans to reform gun control laws by closing loopholes, banning assault weapons, and creating ‘red flag laws’ to keep guns out of the hands of potentially unsafe individuals.
“I think that Pete [Buttigeig] would be promising,” senior Corey Bleakley said. “I like the idea of having an LGBT president, and we know that LGBT legislation will be enforced. Life for LGBT Americans would be better than its current state under the Trump Administration.”
Check out his campaign here.