Pete Buttigieg has last day as mayor of South Bend
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Today was my last day as mayor of South Bend. I believe in my hometown, a city that trusted me to lead, sustained me when I left to serve our country, and supported me as a person as well as a mayor. Together, we brought back a city which was written off as ”dying,” and acted to create new jobs, opportunity, and hope. There’s more to do, but the progress we made tells a story of what we can do by bringing people together around bold ideas. Today we had the opportunity to celebrate the swearing in of a new mayor and council, and I join my whole community in wishing them every success in guiding our hometown. A new year brings new beginnings, for us as individuals, for our communities, and for our country. My responsibility as mayor has ended, but the responsibility of 2020 begins. This year, let us resolve to defeat this president, heal a divided nation, and bring on a new era. In 2020, we say enough of the chaos and corruption. Enough of systems benefiting corporations instead of everyday people. Enough of Washington dysfunction and division. Enough not only of Donald Trump, but Trumpism at large. Together, we act to build a nation where we all belong.