On Wednesday, January 17th, at 7:00 pm, you will have an opportunity to meet John Fetterman in person.
John Fetterman has a formidable presence – some would say an intimidating appearance – but do not let that fool you. He is a truly honorable man who cares about the welfare of others.
Fetterman is currently the Mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania, which is located south-east of Pittsburgh; however, he is a native of York, PA. Fetterman earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Albright College in 1991 and earn a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 1999.
Fetterman moved to Braddock in 2001 to serve with AmeriCorps and start a non profit organization, Braddock Redux.
Regarding to his appearance, Fetterman’s commitment to the community of Braddock is shown with various tattoos. On his right arm are the dates of murders that have occurred in the town since his election as mayor and on his left are the numbers 15104 – Braddock’s zip code. Sort of like wearing his your heart on his sleeve.
He has won the Braddock mayoral election in 2005 by one vote, and re-elected in 2009, 2013, and 2017.
During the 2016 election, Fetterman ran for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Pat Toomey; however, he lost the nomination to Katie McGinty. But he was able to garner an impressive 20% of the primary vote. Fetterman’s campaign focused on progressive values and building support through grassroots movement.
Fetterman has been endorsed by former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. Who stated Mr. Fetterman is “the type of Democrat our state and our party need right now.” Rendell further stated, “He is a progressive who understands the plight of the working-class family and has dedicated his career to helping those less fortunate, from his involvement in Big Brothers/Big Sisters, to his work with AmeriCorps, to his commitment to revitalizing Braddock.”
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Learn more about John Fetterman by visiting his campaign website