You may remember Democrat Pete Buttigieg who ran for Indiana State Treasurer against Richard Mourdock in November’s General Election.
I don’t know about you, but the November election seems like it happened a life time ago?
Anyway, an e-mail yesterday indicates he has formed anfor a possible run for Mayor of the City of South Bend. Â Here’s the email:
(December 21, 2010) – As 2010 winds down, I want to take a moment to say thank you once again for all of your support and friendship throughout the Indiana treasurer’s race. You helped build a great campaign which beat expectations in a very difficult year, and I can’t thank you enough for all you did.
Speaking with many of you individually since Election Day, you urged me to remain involved, and I promised that I would find a way to make myself useful as our communities continue to struggle with the kinds of issues we raised in the campaign.
Now, sooner than I expected, I want to let you know about a new opportunity to make a difference. Here in my hometown of South Bend, the mayor has announced that he will not seek re-election. This means that in less than six months, South Bend will hold its first open-seat Democratic primary for mayor in 22 years.
At the urging of a number of friends, supporters, and leaders in this community, I have opened an exploratory committee to run for mayor.
While running two back-to-back campaigns is not a decision to take lightly, I cannot ignore this opportunity to make a difference. I was fortunate enough to have a great upbringing here, but our community struggles with the same kinds of issues I highlighted in the campaign for Treasurer. Without economic growth and more good-paying jobs, we risk falling into a cycle of decline in our neighborhoods, streets, schools, and economy.
As our community chooses new leadership, I believe I have something unique to offer. My business experience, my background in economics, and, yes, my youth, will enable me to provide a fresh start for South Bend.
With such a short period between now and the election, early support from new and old friends will be critical to our success. Please consider making a contribution to Pete for South Bend by clicking here.
I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful holiday season, and I hope to have your support again in this new and exciting pursuit.