Bernard Sanders is an American politician who has served as the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007 and as U.S. Representative for the state's at-large congressional district from 1991 to 2007. He is the longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history, although he has a close relationship with the Democratic Party, having caucused with House and Senate Democrats for most of his congressional career. Sanders unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Party nomination for president of the United States in 2016 and 2020. An advocate of social democratic and progressive policies, Sanders is known for his opposition to economic inequality and neoliberalism. On domestic policy, he supports labor rights, universal and single-payer healthcare, paid parental leave, tuition-free tertiary education, and an ambitious Green New Deal to create jobs addressing climate change.
|Born:||Bernard Sanders, September 8, 1941, Brooklyn, New York City|
|Political party:||Independent (1978–present), Democratic (2015–2016, 2019–present)|
|Other political affiliations:||Liberty Union (1970–1977), Vermont Progressive (1981–present)|
|Relatives:||Larry Sanders (brother)|
|Education:||University of Chicago (BA)|
|Preceded by:||Jim Jeffords|
|Twitter:||Bernie Sanders's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Bernie Sanders's Instagram profile|
|Facebook:||Bernie Sanders's Facebook profile|
|Youtube:||Bernie Sanders's Youtube channel|
|IMDb:||Bernie Sanders's IMDb|
|Rotten Tomatoes:||Bernie Sanders's Rotten Tomatoes|
|Spotify:||Bernie Sanders's Spotify|
|SoundCloud:||Bernie Sanders's SoundCloud|
|iTunes:||Bernie Sanders's iTunes|
|Bandcamp artist ID:||BernieSanders|
About Bernie Sanders
Independent politician who was elected a U.S. Senator from Vermont in 2007. He previously represented Vermont in the House of Representatives from 1991 to 2007. He is the longest-serving independent in U.S. Congressional history. He launched a campaign for the 2016 presidential election, asking others to join him in a political revolution.
He lived in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Polish Jews. He received his BA in political science in 1964.
He served as a mayor of Burlington, VT from 1981 to 1989 and he has described himself as a democratic-socialist.
He married Jane O'Meara Sanders in 1988. He has a son and three stepchildren. He was previously married to Deborah Shiling however the couple divorced in 1966.
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