John Fetterman is a Democratic politician who has served as the junior US Senator from Pennsylvania since the beginning of 2023.
He is a former mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania, and a former lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania.
Fetterman is known for his unconventional style and his willingness to challenge the status quo.
He is a self-described “democratic socialist” and has been a vocal critic of income inequality and corporate greed.
Fetterman was born in West Virginia in 1969.
He attended Albright College and then the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
After graduating from law school, he worked as a community organizer in Braddock, a struggling steel town outside of Pittsburgh.
In 2005, Fetterman was elected mayor of Braddock.
He served as mayor for eight years, during which time he helped to revitalize the town and attract new businesses.
He was also a vocal advocate for gun control and environmental protection.
In 2018, Fetterman was elected lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania.
He served in this role until 2023 when he was elected to the United States Senate.
John Fetterman Wife: Meet Gisele Barreto Fetterman
Gisele Barreto Fetterman is a Brazilian-born American activist, philanthropist, and nonprofit executive.
She is the wife of United States Senator John Fetterman and the Second Lady of Pennsylvania.
Gisele came to the United States from Brazil when she was seven years old, without documentation.
She lived in the shadows for 15 years, before becoming a naturalized citizen in 2009.
After graduating from college, Gisele worked as a social worker and community organizer.
She is the founder of the Freestore 15104, a nonprofit organization that provides food and clothing to people in need.
She is also a co-founder of For Good PGH and 412 Food Rescue.
Gisele is a passionate advocate for social justice and immigrant rights.
She is a frequent speaker at events and has written extensively about her experiences as an immigrant.