John Fetterman currently serves as Pennsylvania’s Lieutenant Governor. He was previously mayor of Braddock, PA, from 2005-2019. A Pennsylvania native, Fetterman grew up in York, and played four years of football at Albright College in Reading. He attained an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 1999 and moved to Braddock to start a GED program. After two of his students’ lives were lost to gun violence, Fetterman ran for mayor and won his first election by a single vote. He was reelected three more times. Fetterman drew international attention for his successful attempts to revitalize Braddock’s economy, and was elected to the position of Lieutenant Governor in 2018. He lives in a restored car dealership in Braddock with his wife, Gisele, their three children, and their two dogs.
Fetterman views the US-Israel relationship as one predicated on a set of democratic values that he believes are essential to securing a lasting peace in the region. He supports a two-state solution and opposes settlements in the West Bank, which he views as harmful to the long-term success of a possible peace agreement. On Iran, Fetterman believes the Biden administration should re-enter and renegotiate a stronger, longer and broader JCPOA that prevents Iran from ever developing weapons-grade uranium. He believes this agreement will be crucial to peace in the region.