South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg elected for second term
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg took 80-percent of the votes Tuesday night against Republican Kelly Jones.
For the city’s youngest mayor, this means he’s no longer the rookie in town.
During his victory speech, the mayor highlighted changes he’s made within the past four years, but is looking toward the future.
“We’ve got a lot of work to do in order to see through the developments of the neighborhoods and downtown. We’ve got a lot of opportunity ahead on parks and recreation, supporting our education system, maybe some infrastructure work that could make a big difference too,” Buttigieg said.
The mayor says he also wants to finish developments he started.
“Of course we’ve got to finish the job on smart streets and we’ve got to see a lot of those apartments and hotels in the heart of the city come together,” Buttigieg said.
Buttigieg will serve along Kareemah Fowler who was elected to the city clerk's office.