John Fetterman is an American-based politician who is the senator-elect from Pennsylvania. Since 2019 he has served as the lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania and a member of the Democratic Party. John previously served as mayor of Braddock from 2006 to 2019.
After graduation, John’s service with AmeriCorps led him to Braddock, and in 2004, he moved in. The following year, John was elected mayor. As mayor, John sought to revitalize the former steel town through art and youth programs.
John also ran in 2016 for Pennsylvania’s Senate seat and finished 3rd in the Democratic primary. Further, in 2018, he ran for lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, defeating a field of candidates. During his tenure, John gathered national attention for his efforts to legalize cannabis statewide and push back on President Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud in Pennsylvania.
In 2021, John announced his candidacy in Pennsylvania’s 2022 U.S. Senate election and won the Democratic nomination with 59% of the vote against Republican Mehmet Oz in the general election; he became the first Democrat to win this position since 1962. He advocates healthcare as a right, criminal justice reform, the abolition of capital punishment, raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, and the legalization of cannabis.
John Fetterman Early Life:
John was born on 15th August 1969 at Reading Hospital in West Reading, Pennsylvania. Later, his parents located to York, Pennsylvania, where John grew up. His parents were conservative Republicans.
John, in his young adulthood, used to sleepwalk. He has self-described his upbringing as privileged.
Further, he initially thought of taking over his father’s business during college. But after graduating, John worked as a risk-management underwriter for Chubb for two years in Pittsburgh.
John joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of America after his best friend died in a car accident, which greatly affected his life and career. He paired this organization with an 8-year boy in New Haven, Connecticut, whose parents were ill with different diseases. As a big brother, John promised his boy’s mother to care for him even after her death. John helped this kid graduate from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, PA.
Further, in 1995, John joined AmeriCorps. He was sent to teach Pittsburgh students who were pursuing their GEDs.
John Fetterman Family Background:
John was born to Karl and Susan Fetterman. After shifting to York, Pennsylvania, his father became a partner at an insurance firm. John is the eldest of four children.
John Fetterman Education:
John attended York Central High School, and In 1991, he graduated with a degree in finance from Albright College. During his high school and college days, John played as a defensive and offensive lineman on football teams.
For his higher studies, he enrolled at the University of Connecticut, and in 1993, John received his Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Further, in 1999 he graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University with a Master of Public Policy degree.
John Fetterman Physical stats:
John stands 6 Feet 9 Inches tall and weighs around 80 kg. He has lost a lot of weight due to his health issues. Further, he has a fair complexion and grey hazel eyes; John also has a beard.
John has recently suffered a stroke in May, and during his regaining strength, John is reportedly having some hearing problems.
John is known for his casual way of dressing and is often seen wearing a sweatshirt and shorts.
John has several tattoos related to the Braddock community; for example, on his left arm, numbers like 15104 is Braddock’s ZIP Code; further, on the right, the dates of 9 murders that happened in the town while he was mayor.
John Fetterman Birth Signs:
According to John’s birthdate, he falls under the zodiac sign, Leo. Leos has a magnetic personality. They are loyal, generous, enthusiastic, Confident, optimistic, and passionate about their work. In turn, a negative point of their personality is they are people tend to be, at times, arrogant, stubborn, and attention-seeking.
The Leos are usually associated with Sunday and with the planet Sun. In addition, their element is ‘Fire.’ Leos are most compatible with Sagittarius and Aries
John Fetterman Net Worth:
John estimated networth is $3 million. His annual salary is around $20 K, which he gets from the federal government.
John Fetterman Relationship Status:
John has been married to a Brazilian-American activist Gisele Barreto since 2008. This beautiful couple has two sons and a daughter together named Karl (12), Gracie (10), and August (7); the beautiful family lives with their rescue dogs, Levi and Artie. Levi and Artie both have their own Twitter account with around 25,000 followers.
Gisele was once an undocumented immigrant and resident in Newark, New Jersey. She heard about John’s work as mayor and, in 2007, wrote him a letter. Later, John invited her to visit Braddock, and after a year, the couple married.
John Fetterman Career:
John began his career working at an insurance firm, and in 2001, he came to Braddock to start an Out-of-School-Youth Program, and in 2004, he moved to Braddock.
John served as the part-time mayor and the full-time director of the city’s youth program in Braddock. He also founded a nonprofit organization named Braddock Redux. His father helped and subsidized him financially as the mayor’s position earned him only $150 monthly. In 2015, he received $54,000 from his father.
In 2005, John ran for mayor against Pauline Abdullah. He won the general election by a single vote and did not face a Republican opponent. Further, John faced Jayme Cox in the 2009 Democratic primary for Braddock mayor. John defeated Jayme in the primary by 294 to 103. Later, in 2013, John won the Democratic primaries and, in 2017, was unopposed in the general election.
On 14th November 2017, John announced the run for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania. The challenge, among others, was incumbent Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack. John, endorsed by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and former Pennsylvania Governor and Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell.
On 15th May, John won with 38% of the vote in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. He was a part of the Democratic ticket along with incumbent Governor Tom Wolf. On 6th November 2018, Tom and John defeated the Republican ticket of Jeff Bartos and Scott Wagner in the general election.
Further, in January 2021, John announced he was launching an exploratory committee for Pennsylvania’s 2022 U.S. Senate election. On 8th February 2021, John officially entered the U.S. Senate race.
John’s main opponent was incumbent U.S. Representative Conor Lamb in the Democratic primary for Senate. Despite leading in many polls, in the Democratic primary, John received fewer endorsements. Later, John won 58.7% of the vote, defeating Conor by 32.4%. John won every county, which included Philadelphia County. Still, he struggled to win a majority of the city’s black vote and captured only 18% of the vote of the majority black regions. As he was hospitalized after a stroke, John’s wife gave a victory speech on her husband’s behalf.
Further, in the general election, John faced the Republican nominee Mehmet Oz (who is also a celebrity television doctor). At an August 2022 rally in Erie, John appeared in public for the 1st time since recovering from his stroke and appeared physically healthy.
On 9th November, media outlets projected John as the election winner.
John Fetterman Social Appearance:
John has Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts with around 924K, 170K, and 36K followers, respectively. Further, On YouTube, he has around 10.7K subscribers. John’s social media profiles have a collection of posts from his professional and personal life.
John Fetterman is a true leader who has had several deeds for his people, and today he is one of the known names in American politics. Our best wishes are always with him.