Pete Buttigieg

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg held a press conference Wednesday afternoon with the President of the local NAACP and other city leaders including city council members and the police chief. He talked about what's next for South Bend and about keeping the investigation as transparent as possible. 

Early Sunday morning Sergeant Ryan O’Neill of the South Bend Police Department shot and killed Eric Logan.

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Wednesday night people gathered on the basketball court at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreational Center in South Bend to remember victims of gun violence, including Eric Logan. 

Logan was killed by a South Bend Police officer Sunday. 

Organizers designed the event as a forum for concerned community members  to share and to vent their frustrations. 

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten attended. Buttigieg had been criticized by some in the community for not attending a vigil for Logan that was held Monday. 

Justin Hicks/WVPE

Pete Buttigieg commented today on the Sunday morning police shooting of a black man by a white South Bend officer.

BREAKING: SBPD Body Cam Policy Announcement

Jun 18, 2019
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The spokesman for South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg just issued the following release:

Buttigieg: 'Why Not' Start A First Family In White House?

Jun 16, 2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wants to start a family with his husband, Chasten, and says that could happen if he's in the White House.

Buttigieg Hones In On The Economic Concerns Of Black Voters in South Carolina

Jun 16, 2019
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Four Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum Saturday in South Carolina, a state where nonwhite voters will play a major role in next year's primary election.

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wants to repeal the authorization for use of force in Iraq and Afghanistan, calling it a "blank check" that has led to an "endless war."

 The South Bend, Indiana, mayor laid out his foreign policy priorities during a speech Tuesday at Indiana University.

Peter Ringenberg

Pete Buttigieg is delivering remarks on foreign policy and national security at the Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington. Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton, Distinguished Scholar with the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, will introduce him.

Watch live here:

Sunday Marks Moment For 2020 Prospects, Including Buttigieg, To Show Iowa Strength

Jun 9, 2019
Peter Ringenberg

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — In five-minute chunks of speaking time, nearly 20 Democratic presidential candidates are getting the chance to make their case before hundreds of party leaders at an important testing ground in early-voting Iowa.

Buttigieg's High College Debt Draws Attention To The Issue

Jun 8, 2019
Peter Ringenberg

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg knows firsthand the burden of six-figure student loan debt. He and his husband, Chasten, are far from alone, though, and their personal college indebtedness is helping to keep the issue on the national stage.

Buttigieg Campaign Grows, Looking To Sustain Early Momentum

Jun 8, 2019
Peter Ringenberg

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has been quickly growing his upstart campaign, expanding its footprint in early states, adding veterans of previous presidential bids and now taking over a Chicago office previously occupied by an offshoot of President Barack Obama's campaigns.

Peter Ringenberg

Pete Buttigieg's campaign announced that Buttigieg will deliver remarks on foreign policy and national security at the Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington Tuesday, June 11 at 11am.

Buttigieg Holds "Mayor's Night Out"

May 30, 2019
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Before questions, says there will be lots of visible changes in parks this year plus some less visible changes like improving bathrooms, etc.

Peter Ringenberg

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is holding his first ‘Mayor’s Night Out’ since officially announcing his candidacy for President in April.

 The Mayor’s Night Out events in South Bend are usually a chance for residents to meet one on one with the Mayor and other city officials about any problems they’re having.

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio

Twenty-six soon-to-be graduates of South Bend schools ceremonially signed their intent to join the military this morning at a joint ceremony attended by their principals, superintendent and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.


This is the first year South Bend Community Schools has done a ceremony together for all district graduates joining the military. Superintendent Kenneth Spells. “I see students that are going to gain strong leadership skills. Students that are going to be leaders of this country and students that I’m very proud of.” Spells is a Navy veteran.