On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Pa. Senate candidate John Feterman came and spoke to West Chester University students. Currently presiding as the mayor of Braddock, Pa., Fetterman is seeking the Democratic normination for the upcoming senate race, competing with Joe Sestak and Katie McGinty.
During his visit to WCU, Fetterman endorsed Bernie Sanders.
Fetterman, football pro turned politician, is not only known for his appearance, specifically his height and many tattoos, but he is also know for improving the town of Braddock, Pa.
Once a booming steel mill where Carnegie Mellon established his first mill, Braddock faced steep population decline and poverty before Fetterman became mayor. He started a GED program in Braddock in 2001, and by 2005 he had been elected as mayor, winning the election by just a single vote.
During the last 10 years, Fetterman dereased the cycle of violence. The city went nearly five and a half years without the loss of a single life due to violence.
He now serves in his third term as mayor and lives with his family in Braddock Pa. The Pennsylvania Senate election wil be on Nov. 8.
Kinjal Shah is a second-year student majoring in English. Email the writer at KS826308@wcupa.edu