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Mentored young boy whose parents had died of AIDS

At 23, John joined up with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. John threw himself into the program, mentoring his 'little'--an 8-year-old boy who had lost his father to AIDS and whose mother was battling the disease. Before she passed away, John promised that he would continue to look out for her son and make sure that he graduated college. Fifteen years later, John and his 'little' had both held up their ends of the bargain, with his little's graduation from Washington and Jefferson College.
Source: 2022 Pennsylvania Senate campaign website JohnFetterman.com , Jan 21, 2021

Doesn't live in Lt. Gov.'s mansion; but opened pool to kids

John and Gisele have chosen not to settle in the Lt. Governor's Mansion, instead opening up the pool in the official residence to children who typically wouldn't have access to one. They live with their three children Karl, 11, Gracie, 9, and August, 6, in a restored car dealership in Braddock with the family dog, Levi.
Source: 2022 Pennsylvania Senate campaign website JohnFetterman.com , Jan 21, 2021

Beat establishment incumbent as Bernie Sanders progressive

Last week, John Fetterman was the mayor of a 2,000-person western Pennsylvania Rust Belt town, running in a hotly contested primary for statewide office. Today he's the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor.

Fetterman, 48, is unmistakable: 6-foot-8, with a goatee and tattoos. And he dealt incumbent Democrat Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, an established name in Pennsylvania Democratic Party politics, a major upset. He also happens to have the backing of Bernie Sanders.

Fetterman drew 40% of the vote to clinch the nomination, emerging from a crowded field of four Democrats who were challenging Stack. The incumbent lieutenant governor has been mired in several scandals over excessive spending and mistreatment of staff.

Fetterman is now Wolf's running mate, and the two will face Republican state Sen. Scott Wagner and real estate executive Jeff Bartos in November. But as stylistically different as Fetterman is to his running mate, there's not a lot of daylight between the two on policy.

Source: Vox.com on 2018 Pennsylvania gubernatorial race , May 16, 2018

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