Chasten Buttigieg : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Partner and Children

Chasten Buttigieg is an American teacher, writer, LGBTQ rights advocate know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Partner and Children

Chasten Buttigieg : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Partner and Children
Chasten Buttigieg
  Bio
Name Chasten Buttigieg
Birthdate ( Age) 23 June 1989
Place of Birth Traverse City, Michigan, United States
Nationality American
Marital Status  Married
Wife/Partner Pete Buttigieg (m. 2018)
Children Yes
Father Terry Glezman
Mother Sherri Glezman
Profession American teacher, writer, LGBTQ rights advocate
Net Worth $ 4 million
Last Update August 2021

Chasten James Glezman Buttigieg  is an American teacher, writer, LGBTQ rights advocate, and husband of the current U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg.

He was an advisor, spokesperson, and social media campaigner during his husband’s 2020 presidential campaign. 

Early Life and Family

Buttigieg was born on June 23, 1989 in Traverse City, Michigan, to Sherri and Terry Glezman, owners of a landscaping business. The youngest of three brothers, he was raised in Chums Corner in a conservative Roman Catholic family.As a teenager, Buttigieg worked at Cherry Republic, a cherry-products store, and drove tractors on his grandfather's cherry farm in Suttons Bay. One year, he won a blue ribbon in pit spitting at the National Cherry Festival.

Buttigieg attended Traverse City West Senior High School and spent his senior year as an exchange student in Germany. He took classes at Northwestern Michigan College before attending the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire; he graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in theater and global studies.

Chasten Buttigieg Wife

In a June 2015 piece in the South Bend Tribune, Buttigieg came out as gay. By coming out, Buttigieg became Indiana's first openly gay elected executive.He was the first elected official in Indiana to come out while in office, and the highest elected official in Indiana to come out.Buttigieg was also the first openly gay Democratic presidential candidate, and the second overall, after Republican Fred Karger, who ran in 2012.

On December 14, 2017, in a post on Facebook, Buttigieg announced his engagement to Chasten Glezman, a junior high school teacher.They had been dating since August 2015 after meeting on the dating app Hinge. They were married on June 16, 2018, in a private ceremony at the Cathedral of St. James. This made Buttigieg the first mayor of South Bend to get married while in office. Chasten uses his husband's surname, Buttigieg.

Chasten Buttigieg Net Worth

Chasten James Glezman Buttigieg  is an American teacher, writer, LGBTQ rights advocatewho has an estimated Net Worth of between $ 4 million in 2021. 

Professional Career

After graduating from college, Buttigieg moved to Milwaukee, where he worked as a Teaching Artist for First Stage as well as in classroom settings in the greater Milwaukee area.While pursuing his graduate degree, he was a substitute teacher in both Chicago and South Bend public schools. In fall 2017, Buttigieg began as a junior high humanities teacher at the Montessori Academy in Mishawaka, Indiana. He also taught theater and ran a diversity club.

He took a leave of absence to support his husband's campaign.In January 2019, Buttigieg joined the Civic Education Team of the South Bend Civic Theatre as the Director of Curriculum.In 2016, Buttigieg was a State Democratic Delegate for St. Joseph County. He was the first gentleman of South Bend, Indiana from June 16, 2018 to January 1, 2020.

Buttigieg was a campaign spokesperson,advisor,and social media campaigner for his husband Pete Buttigieg's campaignHe was called Pete's “not-so-secret public-relations weapon.” If his husband had been elected, Chasten identified improving the nation's public schools, arts education, and mental health as the areas he would have focused on as First Gentleman.He also supports LGBTQ rights.

After his husband's withdrawal from the race, both endorsed Joe Biden and campaigned for him. Pete Buttigieg ended up placing fifth in terms of number of delegates. Since the campaign, Buttigieg now considers Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff close friends.