Pete Buttigieg

Quick Facts about Mike Schmuhl

  • Is Mike Schmuhl Democrat or Republican? Democrat
  • Age: 37 years old, born in 1983
  • Hometown: South Bend, Indiana
  • Occupation: Political Campaign Manager, Radio and Television Producer
  • Political office holding: Chief of Staff at Mayor’s Office South Bend, Indiana (2011-2013)

Mike Schmuhl is 37 years old political campaign manager from South Bend, Indiana. He is managing the 2020 Presidential campaign for the Democrat candidate Pete Buttigieg.

Mike and Pete are high school friends, they both studied at St. Joseph High.

Prior to managing Pete’s presidential campaign, Mike has managed Pete’s Mayoral campaign in South Bend, Indiana in 2011.

Prior to entering politics, Mike was Assistant Scene Editor at The Observer in 2001 and 2002 and later on radio and television producer at The Washington Post.

While working at The Washington Post he was called by Pete to manage his campaign and this is where Mike entered politics.

After Pete became Mayor in 2011 he hired Mike as the chief of staff.

After two years in 2013, Mike left the position and enrolled in a graduate course at the Paris Institute of Political Studies from 2013 until 2015. He also holds a degree in history from Notre Dame which he completed in 2005.

After returning from Paris he joined 270 Strategies a digital strategy firm as Vice President.

Mike Schmuhl with his son Kelin Schmuhl
Mike Schmuhl with his son Kelin Schmuhl

Mike is married and has one son named Kelin Schmuhl. When not on campaign work he spends time with his son playing cart games, fishing, and skying in the snow.