A Pennsylvania native, John grew up in York and attended Albright College, where he played college football. John has dedicated his life to fighting for Pennsylvania’s forgotten communities that have been left behind.
In 2005, while John was teaching GED classes, he was encouraged by his students to run for mayor of Braddock. In his 13 years as mayor, John worked to rebuild his community, creating jobs, stopping gun violence, getting youth engaged, and bringing creative urban policy solutions to Braddock. In 2018, John was elected as Pennsylvania’s Lt. Governor, and transformed the position into a bully pulpit, advocating for marijuana legalization, economic justice, equal protection for the LGBTQ+ community, and criminal justice reform.
John was elected the junior Senator from Pennsylvania in November 2022 and was sworn-in on January 3rd, 2023.
John and Gisele live with their children, Karl, Gracie, and August in a restored car dealership in Braddock with the family dogs, Levi and Artie.
As a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Senator Fetterman is a champion for protecting and expanding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP and is a fierce advocate for universal free school lunch. Senator Fetterman will fight to ensure that Congress passes a Farm Bill that works for small farmers, rural communities, and food insecure Americans.
Senator Fetterman sits on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, where he has held big banks, like Silicon Valley Bank, accountable for gross mismanagement so hard-working Americans don’t have to.
As a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Senator Fetterman has held corporations like Norfolk Southern accountable for the toxic derailment they caused in East Palestine and Darlington Township. He will always be a champion for access to safe and clean drinking water and sound environmental policies.
The Senator also serves on the critical Joint Economic Committee and the Special Committee on Aging.