John Fetterman (politician)

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John Fetterman
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman Portrait (46874790005).jpg
34th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
Assumed office
January 15, 2019
GovernorTom Wolf
Preceded byMike Stack
Mayor of Braddock
In office
January 2005 – January 8, 2019
Preceded byPauline Abdullah[1]
Succeeded byChardaé Jones (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1969-08-15) August 15, 1969 (age 50)
Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Gisele Fetterman
Children3
EducationAlbright College (BA)
University of Connecticut (MBA)
Harvard University (MPP)
WebsiteCampaign website
Mayoral website

John Fetterman (born August 15, 1969) is an American politician. He is the 34th and current Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania since 2019. He was the Mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania from 2005 to 2019.

He won the Braddock mayoral election in 2005 by a single vote, and was re-elected in 2009, 2013, and 2017.

As mayor, Fetterman became known for trying to modernize the economy in Braddock, with an article in The New York Times, an appearance on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, and a Levi's jeans ad. He has made equality, environmental protection, gay rights, immigration, and marijuana legalization major campaign issues.

Fetterman ran for the United States Senate in 2016, but was lost in the Democratic primary. Fetterman was the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania in the 2018 election against Republican Jeff Bartos.[2] He won the general election in November 2018 along with Tom Wolf as Governor.

Fetterman supported Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States in the 2016 presidential election.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Our Campaigns. "Abdullah, Pauline R." Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  2. Pittsburgh's Action News 4. "Bartos, Fetterman declared winners of GOP, Democratic nominations for lieutenant governor". Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  3. "Panel - Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton - The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore | Comedy Central". Comedy Central. Retrieved May 15, 2017.