Pete Buttigieg Confirmed as Secretary of Transportation.
First Openly Gay Member of Presidential Cabinet Called “Historic and Smart” by BuildOUT California.
02 February 2021/ San Francisco, CA — Former Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg has been confirmed by the United States Senate in a bipartisan vote of 86-13 to be Secretary of Transportation, making him the first openly gay Cabinet member in United States History.
“Mayor Pete, now Secretary Buttigieg, understands transportation at street level from his time heading up an American city,” stated Paul Pendergast, President and Founder of BuildOUT California. “This is an appointment that is both historic and smart.”