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Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Get to know DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg

Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg took office in January, 2021, as the 19th U.S. Secretary of Transportation. 

Prior to joining the Biden-Harris Administration, Secretary Buttigieg served two terms as mayor of his hometown of South Bend, Indiana. A graduate of Harvard University and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, Buttigieg served for seven years as an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, taking a leave of absence from the mayor’s office for a deployment to Afghanistan in 2014.

In South Bend, “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg worked across the aisle to transform the city’s future and improve residents’ everyday lives.

In 2019, Secretary Buttigieg launched a historic campaign for president, and in 2021 made history as the first openly gay person confirmed to serve in a president’s Cabinet. Secretary Buttigieg lives with his husband Chasten and their rescue dogs, Buddy and Truman. Learn more about Secretary Pete.

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Last updated: Friday, April 2, 2021