PENNSYLVANIA, USA — Editor's note: The above video is from Feb. 1, 2022.
John Fetterman is the Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. He assumed office on Jan. 15, 2019. His current term ends on Jan. 17, 2023.
Fetterman served as the mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania, from 2005 to 2019 and was elected lieutenant governor in 2018. He finished third in the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania for the U.S. Senate in 2016. Fetterman's top campaign priorities were adopting a single-payer healthcare system, legalizing marijuana, and supporting LGBTQ rights.
His campaign website describes him as "a different kind of Democrat," saying, "John doesn’t look like a typical politician, and more importantly, he doesn’t act like one."
Marc Levy of the Associated Press described Fetterman as "irreverent, blunt, and, well, something to see. At 6 feet 8, he is tattooed and goateed, his head is clean shaven, and he is most often seen wearing shorts, even in winter, and casual work shirts."
Pennsylvania is also one of six states with one Democratic and one Republican U.S. senator as of the 2022 U.S. Senate elections.