CNBC Thomas Franck December 17, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden has chosen former mayor of South Bend Pete Buttigieg to be his Transportation secretary.
Buttigieg is expected to play a central role in the incoming president’s plans to restore and repair roads and bridges throughout the U.S.
Buttigieg, 38, quickly became a household name during the 2020 elections as a younger, yet still moderate option for Democrats.
President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday he has chosen former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg to be his Transportation secretary. “South Bend was once called one of America’s ‘dying cities.’ Today, it’s a hub of innovation and job growth. Mayor Pete Buttigieg led that resurgence, and has been nominated by the President-elect to continue that work as Transportation Secretary,” the Biden-Harris Presidential Transition team said on Twitter. Buttigieg, who was an opponent of Biden’s during the 2020 primary elections, is expected to play a central role in the incoming president’s plans to restore and repair roads and bridges throughout the U.S. “This is a moment of tremendous opportunity—to create jobs, meet the climate challenge, and enhance equity for all,” Buttigieg tweeted. “I’m honored that the President-elect has asked me to serve our nation as Secretary of Transportation.”
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