Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg made headline news as an unexpected frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Born January 19, 1982, prior to running in 2020 he had only served as the mayor of South Bend, Indiana from 2012 to 2020. His youth, relative inexperience and his sexuality were all factors pundits said worked against him, but Buttigieg went on to win the Iowa caucuses, becoming the first openly gay candidate to win a presidential primary. President Joe Biden nominated Buttigieg to be secretary of transportation in his administration.