BISMARCK, ND — The Democratic-NPL Party is excited to announce former Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will keynote the 3rd Annual Governors’ Dinner. The event is May 28 at 5 p.m. and will be held virtually for the first time as part of continued physical distancing efforts. The full speaker lineup will be forthcoming.
The Democratic-NPL Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen said:
“We are incredibly excited to have Mayor Pete join us for our Annual Governors’ Dinner. Of course, we wish we could be holding the event in person, but continuing with physical distancing is the best decision for our candidates, supporters, and the public health. The switch to virtual campaigning is a challenge, but I’m proud of Dem-NPL ingenuity during this unprecedented time.”
About Mayor Pete:
Pete Buttigieg has served as two-term mayor of South Bend, Indiana and was a Democratic candidate for president of the United States in 2020. A graduate of Harvard University and an Oxford Rhodes Scholar, Buttigieg enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserve and became a lieutenant when he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2014. In April 2019 he announced his candidacy for president and in February 2020 won the Iowa Caucuses, becoming the first openly gay person to ever win a presidential primary or caucus.
About the Governors’ Dinner:
The Governors’ Dinner was first held in 2018 as a fundraiser and campaign event for statewide candidates, including former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. Jodi Gillette, former Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs under President Barack Obama, was the first keynote speaker. Last year’s keynote speaker was champion bronc rider and former South Dakota state senator and gubernatorial candidate, Billie Sutton.