senator Bernie Sanders
Do you know Who is senator Bernie Sanders?
Bernard Sanders was born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA on September 8, 1941, and is best known as a politician who is now serving as the junior US Senator from Vermont, a position he has held since 2007. He is the longest-serving independent in Congress ever, having been elected to the US House of Representatives in 1990.
senator Bernie Sanders: Early Life and Family
Sanders is white and was born to Elias Ben Yehuda Sanders, who was of Polish and Jewish descent, and Dorothy Sanders, who was born into a Jewish family, her parents arriving from Russia and Poland. Bernie got his bar mitzvah at the age of 13 and attended both Hebrew school and James Madison High School. His understanding of the Holocaust convinced him that politics was crucial, as ‘Hitler won an election.’
He then enrolled at the University of Chicago, where he joined the Young People’s Socialist League, an affiliate of the Socialist Party of America at the time, and worked as a Civil Rights Movement student activist, promoting the Congress of Racial Equality. In early 1962, Bernie led a rally at the stated institution against president George Wells Beadle’s campus housing policies and racial injustice, claiming that segregating black and white students was intolerable.
Sanders and 32 other students camped outside Beadle’s office for several weeks until the president decided to examine the racial prejudice. Joan Mahoney, one of Sanders’ coworkers, characterized him as a “swell man, a lovely Jewish boy from Brooklyn,” but added that he “wasn’t charismatic.”
senator Bernie Sanders Dating Life (Relationship)
Sanders was married twice: he married Deborah Shiling Measuring in 1964, but they divorced in 1966. He had a son, Levi Sanders, with girlfriend Susan Campbell Mott in 1969, but didn’t marry again until 1988, to Jane O’Meara, and became stepfather to her three children. They are still residing in Vermont.
senator Bernie Sanders Net worth, Earnings
So, how wealthy is Bernie Sanders as of early 2018? According to reliable sources, this politician has a net worth of more than $700,000, which he has amassed via his career in the previously mentioned profession. Some reports claim that his annual income is roughly $200,000, while another claim that he made $1 million in 2016.
Bernie returned to New York City after graduating with a degree in political science, where he worked as a psychiatric aide, a carpenter, and a teacher. After being charmed by the country lifestyle, he moved to Vermont in 1968 and began working as a filmmaker and writer, making and marketing instructional material and radical film strips. He also contributed to the “Vermont Freeman” with various articles.
Bernie began his elected political career in 1971 as a member of the Liberty Union party, and ran unsuccessfully for governor of Vermont in 1972 and 1976, as well as for the US Senate in 1972 and 1974, coming third in the latter race.
He received only 11,000 votes for governor in 1976, and the party withered after that. However, in 1980, he won the election for Mayor of Burlington, Vermont, a city of 38,000 people, and eventually served in that position for eight years until 1989, maintaining a broadly socialist platform, but throughout the 1980s, he also broadened his interest in criticizing US foreign policy in Latin America.
The United States House of Representatives
In 1990, he became the first independent candidate elected to Congress in 40 years; throughout his first year, he frequently criticized his purported allies as well as opposition colleagues, claiming that they worked on behalf of the wealthy.
Bernie voted against the Brady Bill in 1993, but supported the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act the following year, arguing that he supported the bill because it included the Violence Against Women Act and restricted certain assault weapons.
Bernie voted in favor of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act in late April 2005, and the following year, he entered the race for the US Senate, endorsed by Chuck Schumer, chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and Senate Minority Leader, Harry Reid; additionally, Senator Barack Obama supported him in March of the following year, and Sanders went on to defeat Rich Tarrant, a businessman, by a margin of approximately 2 to 1.
2016 Presidential Election Campaign
Bernie revealed his desire to run for President of the United States in late April 2015. He did not use Super PACs or wealthy donors in his campaign, instead focusing on smaller individual donations, but he still raised more than $1.5 million within the first 24 hours of his announcement, and by the end of the year had raised more than 73 million dollars with an average donation of just $27, rising to around $350 million by the end of January 2016.
However, following the primary elections, Hillary Clinton became the presumptive Democratic nominee, and Bernie declared in early July that he backed Clinton, but he continued to cooperate with the Democratic National Convention. Despite his plea for party unity, some of his fans booed him when he revealed his support for Clinton.