John Fetterman is an American politician who currently serves as the Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania.
He was born on August 15, 1969, in Reading, Pennsylvania, and grew up in York, Pennsylvania.
Fetterman attended Albright College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance, and later obtained a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University.
Fetterman first gained national attention as the mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania, a small town near Pittsburgh that had been struggling with economic decline and population loss.
During his tenure as mayor from 2005 to 2019, Fetterman implemented a number of innovative policies aimed at revitalizing the town, including urban farming, art projects and a program to provide free GED classes to residents.
In 2016, Fetterman ran for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, but was ultimately defeated in the primary.
However, in 2018, he successfully ran for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania on a ticket with Governor Tom Wolf.
As Lieutenant Governor, Fetterman has focused on issues such as criminal justice reform, marijuana legalization, and expanding access to healthcare.
He is known for his progressive views and his distinctive appearance, which includes tattoos and a shaved head.
John Fetterman net worth
Fetterman has an estimated net worth of $800,000.
He earned his money through salary, property and investments; as Governor of Pennsylvania, he earned a salary of $217,610 per year
Additionally, Fetterman has several investment accounts, including a retirement account and a stock.
He was born into an affluent family who put him through college.
His father, Karl, founded an insurance agency and gave John Fetterman financial contributions until his mid-40s.
Fetterman also received payments of $54,000 from his father in 2015.
John Fetterman career
Fetterman’s career has been marked by his commitment to social justice and economic revitalization in struggling communities.
As mayor of Braddock, he worked to attract new businesses and investment to the town, which had suffered from decades of economic decline and population loss.
He also implemented innovative programs to address issues such as blight, crime, and drug addiction.
Fetterman gained national attention for his unconventional approach to politics and his distinctive appearance, which includes tattoos and a shaved head.
He has been a vocal advocate for progressive policies such as criminal justice reform, marijuana legalization and universal healthcare.
In 2016, Fetterman ran for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, but was ultimately defeated by Katie McGinty.
However, his campaign helped to raise his profile and cement his reputation as a rising star in the Democratic Party.
As Lieutenant Governor, Fetterman has continued to champion progressive causes and work to improve the lives of Pennsylvanians.
He has been a vocal advocate for voting rights, LGBTQ+ rights and racial justice, and has worked to expand access to healthcare and education.