Bernie Sanders

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Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders.jpg
Official Senate portrait of Sanders, 2007
Unitit States Senator
frae Vermont
Assumed office
3 Januar 2007
Servin with Patrick Leahy
Precedit biJim Jeffords
Chairman o the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
In office
3 Januar 2013 – 3 Januar 2015
Precedit biPatty Murray
Succeedit biJohnny Isakson
Member o the U.S. Hoose o Representatives
frae Vermont's at-lairge destrict
In office
3 Januar 1991 – 3 Januar 2007
Precedit biPeter Plympton Smith
Succeedit biPeter Welch
37t Mayor o Burlington
In office
6 Apryle 1981 – 4 Apryle 1989
Precedit biGordon Paquette
Succeedit biPeter Clavelle
Personal details
BornBernard Sanders
(1941-09-08) 8 September 1941 (age 79)
Brooklyn, New York Ceety, U.S.
Poleetical pairtyLiberty Union (Afore 1979)
Independent (1979–2015)
Democratic (2015–present)
Spoose(s)Deborah Shiling (1964–1966)
Jane O’Meara (1988–present)
Domestic partnerSusan Mott (1969)[1]
Bairns1; 3 step-bairns
ResidenceBurlington, Vermont, U.S.
Alma materBrooklyn College (1959–60)
Varsity o Chicago (1960–64)
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Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (born 8 September 1941) is an American politeecian. He is a United States Senator frae Vermont. Afore servin in the Senate, he representit Vermont's at-lairge congressional destrict in the Unitit States Hoose o Representatives an servit as mayor o Burlington, Vermont.

Syne his election tae the Senate, Sanders haes emergit as a leadin progressive vyce on issues lik income inequality,[2] climate chynge,[3] an campaign finance reform.[4] He rose tae naitional prominence on the heels o his 2010 filibuster[5][6] o the proposit extension o the Bush-era tax rates for the walthie. Sanders is an aa ootspoken on ceevil liberties issues, an haes been parteecularly creetical o mass surveillance policies syne the Patriot Act.[7][8]

On Apryle 30, 2015, Sanders annooncit his candidacy in the 2016 Unitit States presidential election in an address on the Capitol lawn.[9][10][11]

Early life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sanders wis born in Brooklyn, New York tae Eli Sanders an Dorothy Glassberg.[12][13] His parents war Polish-Jewish immigrants wha moweit tae New York durin the early years o Warld War II.[14]

Sanders studit at Brooklyn College an at the Varsity o Chicago. He wis ane o thowsands o students wha travelit bi bus tae Washington, D.C., tae tak pairt in the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.[15]

Early career (1981-2006)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Efter severel unsuccessfil runs for office, Sanders wis electit mayor o Burlington, Vermont's lairgest ceety, in 1981. He wis reelectit tae three mair twa-year mayoral terms afore bein elected tae represent Vermont's at-lairge congressional destrict in the Unitit States Hoose o Representatives in 1990. He servit as a congressman for 16 years.

U.S. senator (2007-present)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sanders bein sworn-in as senator bi Vice Preses Dick Cheney, 2007

Sanders wis elected tae succeid the retirin Republican-turnit-independent Jim Jeffords in the U.S. Senate in 2006. In 2012 he wis reelectit bi a landslide. Sanders wis the anly independent member o the Hoose durin maist o his service an is the langest-servin independent in U.S. congressional history.[16]

Syne his election tae the Senate, Sanders haes emergit as a leadin progressive vyce on issues lik income inequality,[2] climate chynge,[3] an campaign finance reform.[17] He rose tae naitional prominence on the heels o his 2010 filibuster[6][18] o the proposit extension o the Bush-era tax rates for the walthie.

Sanders is an aa ootspoken on ceevil liberties issues, an haes been parteecularly creetical o mass surveillance policies syne the Patriot Act.[7][8]

Sanders is the langest servin independent member o Congress in American history.[19]

2016 presidential campaign[eedit | eedit soorce]

Bernie Sanders talkin tae voters in Minnesota

In an interview wi The Nation on Mairch 6, 2014, Sanders statit that he wis "preparit to run for Preses o the Unitit States" in 2016[20] but did nae offeecially annoonce a campaign.

On Apryle 28, 2015, Vermont Public Radio reportit that Sanders wad annoonce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Apryle 30.[21][22] The offeecial annooncement came on Mey 26 in Burlington, Vermont.

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sanders haes been mairit tae Jane O'Meara Driscoll. Thay hae fower childer.

Sanders self-identifies as Jewish culturally but states that he is nae religious. He admires Pape Francis an says he feels “very close tae the teachins o Pope Francis,” wha he descryves as “incredibly smart an brave."[23]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' 1960s love life revealed". Mail Online. 9 Julie 2015.
  2. a b Bernie Sanders confirms presidential run and damns America's inequities. The Guardian, Apryle 29, 2015.
  3. a b Totten, Shay (15 Januar 2007). "Sanders to push global warming legislation in Senate". Vermont Guardian. Retrieved 4 August 2009. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, said Monday he was making good on at least one of a handful of campaign promises — introducing a bill designed to cut U.S. contributions to global greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade. ... Sanders added that construction of new power plants is "extraordinarily expensive" and he would prefer to see federal funding support used to expand the development of sustainable energy, as well as biofuels.
  4. "Sanders, Bernie "If We Don't Overturn Citizens United, The Congress Will Become Paid Employees of the Billionaire Class"". Huffington Post. 10 December 2010. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
  5. "Senator Sanders Filibuster". C-SPAN. 22 Mairch 2015. Retrieved 1 Juin 2015.
  6. a b "Memoli, Michael "Sen. Bernie Sanders ends filibuster"". Los Angeles Times. 10 December 2010. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
  7. a b Rand Paul, Bernie Sanders Revel in NSA Ruling. The Guardian, Apryle 29, 2015.
  8. a b Sanders Senate Speech on Surveillance.
  9. "Sanders takes on 'billionaire class' in launching 2016 bid against Clinton". The Washington Post. 30 Apryle 2015. Retrieved 30 Apryle 2015.
  10. Rappeport, Alan (29 Apryle 2015). "Bernie Sanders Announces He Is Running for President". New York Times. Retrieved 30 Apryle 2015.
  11. "Sanders Is Running — Just Don't Say 'Hillary' -- NYMag". Daily Intelligencer.
  12. Leibovich, Mark (21 Januar 2007). "The Socialist Senator". New York Times.
  13. Who's Who in American Politics – Google Books. Books.google.ca. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  14. Amita Kelly (Apryle 29, 2015). 5 Things You Should Know About Bernie Sanders. NPR. Retrieved Mey 21, 2015.
  15. Barre Montpelier Times Argus (25 August 2013). "Sanders was part of 1963 March on Washington". timesargus.com.
  16. "Bernie Sanders: Biography." Biography.com.
  17. "Sanders, Bernie "If We Don't Overturn Citizens United, The Congress Will Become Paid Employees of the Billionaire Class"". Huffington Post. 10 December 2010. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
  18. "Senator Sanders Filibuster". CSPAN. 22 Mairch 2015. Retrieved 1 Juin 2015.
  19. "Bernie Sanders: Fast Facts". CNN.com. Retrieved 8 Juin 2015.
  20. Nichols, John (6 Mairch 2014). "Bernie Sanders: 'I Am Prepared to Run for President of the United States'". The Nation. Retrieved 6 Mairch 2014.
  21. "Bernie Sanders to Announce Presidential Bid on Thursday". NBCNews.com. 28 Apryle 2015. Retrieved 28 Apryle 2015.
  22. Levine, Sam (28 Apryle 2015). "Bernie Sanders To Launch Presidential Campaign". The Huffington Post. Archived frae the original on 28 Apryle 2015. Retrieved 28 Apryle 2015. Unknown parameter |dead-url= ignored (help)
  23. Markoe, Lauren (30 Apryle 2015). "5 Faith Facts About Unabashedly Irreligious Bernie Sanders". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 7 Juin 2015.

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