Mayor Pete Buttigieg, The Washington Post
Mayor Pete Buttigieg,
The Washington Post
Midwest Mayor Pete Buttigieg is running for president. Even in a Democratic field full of nontraditional candidates, Buttigieg stands out in many ways. A military veteran who deployed to Afghanistan, he is openly gay, and his husband, Chasten, maintains a lively Twitter presence. He would be the youngest president in history. No mayor has ever ascended directly to the presidency, let alone from a city of about 102,000.