Biden chooses former mayor Buttigieg to lead DOT

December 15, 2020

Former presidential hopeful and South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg has been tapped to head up the Department of Transportation under the Joe Biden administration, President-elect Joe Biden confirmed Tuesday night. The post would be the 38-year-old Buttigieg’s first federal position should he be confirmed by the Senate to replace Elaine Chao, who assumed office Jan. 31, 2017.