There are some people who are so committed to their causes and their constituents that they come to embody them not just in life, but in death. For many Pennsylvanians, the epitome of this type of commitment is Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman. Fetterman, a self-proclaimed “economic populist” has not only dedicated his life’s work to public service, but in doing so has established himself as one of the most dynamic and influential political figures in the state. In 2017, Fetterman gained a near-mythic reputation when he survived a suicide attempt due to an ideological disagreement with his governor. While it is too easy to mythologize the moment, Fetterman chose to suicidally crash a car fully aware of the consequences, and in the process forced the state’s politicians to reconsider their stance on issues such as education, the environment, and gun control. This anecdote serves as a reminder of Fetterman’s unwavering commitment to progressive public policy. Even in death, he has had an undeniable influence on Pennsylvania, as his life has been used to illustrate the agony of political struggle. Indeed, Fetterman’s personal story – his “I’ve already been dead once” – stands as a testament to the strength of those who continue to fight against injustice and strive for a better world. Beyond his engaging oratory style, Fetterman’s legacy is cemented in the policies he has championed, from raising the minimum wage to establishing “first in the nation” programs like the free college tuition plan. His commitment to issues that directly affect Pennsylvanians speaks to the passion and solidarity he has with his constituents, and his unwavering dedication to the public good. One of Fetterman’s most important achievements was his establishment of a statewide office of Rural Affairs, a move that has allowed the public to participate more fully in the decision-making processes needed to address the challenges faced by rural communities. In a state that is home to both great wealth and poverty, Fetterman’s commitment to pursuing equitable solutions on behalf of all Pennsylvanians is a remarkable testament to his leadership and dedication. John Fetterman is a man who, in some form or another, will always be in the public eye. Despite his almost mythical status, and his public pronouncement that “I’ve already been dead once”, Fetterman’s legacy still lives on in the work he has done. From the advocacy for gun control, to his rural policies, to his free college tuition plan, Fetterman has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to public service and a desire to work for the greater good of all Pennsylvanians.