Bernard Sanders is an American politician and activist who has been the senior United States Senator representing Vermont since 2007. From 1991 through 2007, he served as the state’s at-large congressional representative. Sanders is the longest-serving independent in the history of the United States Congress. He has deep ties to the Democratic Party, having caucused with House and Senate Democrats for the majority of his congressional tenure.
As a self-described democratic socialist, he is often regarded as a leader of the American progressive movement. Sanders ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2016 and 2020, finishing second in both campaigns. He was the mayor of Burlington, Vermont, before being elected to Congress.
Sanders is recognized for influencing a leftward shift in the Democratic Party following his presidential campaign in 2016. He is known for his opposition to economic inequality and neoliberalism, and he is a supporter of social democratic and progressive ideas. On domestic policy, he favors worker rights, universal and single-payer healthcare, paid maternity leave, tuition-free tertiary education, and an ambitious Green New Deal to create jobs while combating climate change.
On foreign policy, he favors cutting military spending, increasing diplomacy and international cooperation, and emphasizing labor rights and environmental issues while negotiating international trade treaties. Sanders favors workplace democracy and has lauded aspects of the Nordic model. Some have linked his politics to that of left-wing populism and President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal initiatives.
Bernie Sanders Biography, Age, Parents, Wife, Children, Net Worth
Bernie Sanders Age
Bernard Sanders was born on September 8, 1941 in New York City, U.S. He is 81 years as of 2023.
Bernie Sanders Parents
Bernard Sanders was born to Dorothy Sanders and Eli Sanders.
Bernie Sanders Wife
Bernie Sanders has been married twice to Deborah Shiling (1964 – 1966), and later to Jane O’Meara (1988 – date)
Bernie Sanders Children
He has a son, Levi Sanders, who was born in 1969 to then-girlfriend Susan Campbell Mott. However, he considers his wife Jane’s three children; Dave Driscoll, Carina Driscoll, and Heather Titus to be his own.
Bernie Sanders Siblings
Sanders has an elder brother named Larry who resides in England.
Bernie Sanders Net Worth
Per reports, Bernie Sanders has a net worth of $3 million in estimation.
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