Pete Buttigieg Confirmed as Secretary of Transportation First Openly Gay Member of Presidential Cabinet Called “Historic and Smart” by BuildOUT California

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Pete Buttigieg Confirmed as Secretary of Transportation
First Openly Gay Member of Presidential Cabinet Called
“Historic and Smart” by BuildOUT California

2 February 2021 – San Francisco, CA: Former Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg has been confirmed by the United States Senate in a bipartisan vote of 86 to 13 to be Secretary of Transportation, making him the first openly gay Cabinet member in United States History.  

“Mayor Pete, now Secretary Buttigieg, understands transportation at street level from his time heading up an American city,” stated Paul Pendergast, President and founder of BuildOUT California. “This is an appointment that is both historic and smart.”

About BuildOUT California:

BuildOUT California is the world’s first LGBT Industry Association dedicated to the sustainable growth of LGBT owned & certified businesses, and our allies, in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, Construction Services, Real Estate Development, and Related Industries. BuildOUT California’s efforts are directed toward advocacy at the regional, statewide and national levels, providing relevant technical assistance & training and delivering connections that lead to measurable business growth. BuildOUT California’s 21 Founders represent over 620 years of experience in the A&E/Construction industries. For more information, visit www.buildoutcalifornia.org