Mayor,U.S. Representative,U.S. Senator

Professional Background Information

Born in 1941, politician Bernie Sanders started out his political career as the mayor of Burlington, Vermont in the early '80s. He served four terms as the leader of Vermont's biggest city from 1981 to 1989. Sanders then moved on to the national political arena by winning a seat in the House of Representatives. From 1991 to 2007, he distinguished himself as one of the country's few independent legislators. In 2007, Sanders won election to the U.S. Senate and was reelected in 2012. He announced his plans to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2015.

Early Life

Independent politician Bernie Sanders was born on September 8, 1941, in New York. He grew up in Brooklyn as the youngest of two sons of Jewish immigrants from Poland. His father worked as a paint salesman. As part of a struggling working-class family, Sanders recognized early on America's economic disparity. As he told the Guardian newspaper, "I saw unfairness. That was the major inspiration in my politics," he said. Sanders also counts American socialist leader Eugene V. Debs as an important influence.


In high school he went to james madison high school and in college he went to Brooklyn College.

Canidate plan for Presidency

Sanders said he would release"very specific proposals" to raise taxeson wealthy Americans and corporations,as well as to offer tuition-free education at all public colleges and universities.As a preview of his campaign he touched on his past opposition to free -trade agreements and his support for heavier regulations of wall street and the nation's banking industry .In addition,he pointed to his vote against the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Bernie Sanders' Economic Plan in a Minute...

Bernie Sanders Should Be Our Next President!

I think Bernie Sanders should become our next President because he would make something happen and he will leave all the mexicans alone and might raise the black people food stamps and also he love the black people of the united states.