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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

Senator (2nd term)


Political Highlights: Liberty Union candidate for U.S. Senate, 1972; Liberty Union candidate for governor, 1972; Liberty Union candidate for U.S. Senate, 1974; Liberty Union candidate for governor, 1976; mayor of Burlington, 1981-89; independent candidate for governor, 1986; independent candidate for U.S. House, 1988; U.S. House of Representatives, 1991-2007; sought Democratic nomination for president, 2016
Born: September 8, 1941; Brooklyn, N.Y.
Residence: Burlington
Religion: Jewish
Family: Wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders; four children
Education: Brooklyn College, attended 1959-60; U. of Chicago, A.B. 1964
Elected: 2006
Committee Assignments: Budget; Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; National Parks; Water & Power); Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety; Fisheries, Wildlife & Water; Transportation & Infrastructure); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Children & Families; Primary Health and Retirement Security - Ranking Member); Veterans' Affairs
Social Media:

Roll Call Vitals

House Seniority: th ranked Senate Democrat
Twitter: 2,681,426 followers
State Clout: Vermont is 41st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state

Election History

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