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 in Reading, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance, and later attended Harvard University, where he earned a master’s degree in public policy.
He first gained national attention as the mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania, a small town near Pittsburgh that had fallen on hard times.
During his tenure as mayor from 2005 to 2019, Fetterman worked to revitalize the town by attracting new businesses and investment, and by promoting community development initiatives.
He also gained a reputation as a progressive voice on issues such as gun control, criminal justice reform and environmental protection.
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In 2016, Fetterman ran for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, but was 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 continued to advocate for progressive policies, including marijuana legalization, criminal justice reform and expanding access to healthcare.
Fetterman is known for his distinctive appearance, which includes a bald head, tattoos, and a large frame.
He is also known for his outspoken and sometimes confrontational style, which has earned him both admirers and critics.
John Fetterman wife
Gisele Barreto Fetterman is the wife of Fetterman.
They got married in 2008 and have been living in Braddock for 13 years.
Gisele is a former undocumented immigrant from Brazil and has become an unlikely political star in her own right.
She has acted as her husband’s spokesperson and has been the subject of right-wing attacks.
Gisele has been vocal about the increasing trend in violent rhetoric towards members of Congress and has criticized conservative news outlets and social media for personal attacks on her.
She has also been open about her bisexuality.
In a recent interview, Gisele expressed her regret about how “mean” the US political scene has become and said that she still hates politics.