At 37-years-old, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is the youngest candidate in the growing Democratic primary field for president.
- Served as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, since 2012
- Navy veteran
- Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar
The openly-gay mayor, who also served in Afghanistan as a Naval intelligence officer and is a Rhodes Scholar who attended Harvard and Oxford, launched an exploratory committee for president on January 23.
Popielarz worked as a reporter in South Bend for nearly three years and covered part of Buttigieg’s tenure as mayor and his failed campaign for chair of the Democratic National Committee.
You can watch the full 12-minute interview in the video above.