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Bernard Sanders is an American politician. He has served as the junior United States senator from Vermont since 2007.

Relationship Facts of Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders is married to Jane O'Meara Driscoll.
Bernie Sanders married on May 28, 1988.
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He is father of One (Levi Sanders).
Bernie Sanders is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Bernie Sander is married to Deborah Shiling 

Bernie Sanders is a married man. He married his wife Deborah Shilling in 1964 and bought a summer home in Vermont.

The pair had no children and they divorced in 1966. Levi Sanders, his son was born in 1969 to his girlfriend Susan Campbell Mott.

In 1988, Sanders married Jane O’Meara Driscoll. She later became president of Burlington College, in Burlington, Vermont.

Sanders considers Jane’s three children, Dave Driscoll Carina Driscoll (born 1974), and Heather Titus (born 1971) to be his own.

Additionally, he has seven grandchildren.

Who is Bernie Sanders?

Bernie Sanders is an American politician. Bernard Sanders has been the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007.

Additionally, he is the longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history.

He gained international recognition due to his campaign against Hillary Clinton for the party’s 2016 U.S. presidential nomination.

Bernard Sanders: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity

Sanders’ childhood was rough. He was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York on September 8, 1941, to father Elias Ben Yehuda Sanders, a paint salesman, and mother Dorothy “Dora” Sanders.

Sanders became interested in the world of politics in his early life.

He had quite a rough childhood as his relatives in German-occupied Poland were killed in the Holocaust, including his father’s half-brother, Bernie’s uncle Abraham Schnützer.

Sanders holds the American nationality. Furthermore, he belongs to the Ashkenazi Jewish ethnic background.

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Education History

Talking about his education, Sanders attended elementary school at P.S. 197 in Brooklyn.

Additionally, he attended Hebrew school in the afternoons and celebrated his bar mitzvah in 1954. Furthermore, Sanders attended James Madison High School.

There, he was captain of the track team and took third place in the New York City indoor one-mile race. He studied at Brooklyn College for a year in 1959–60.

Eventually, he transferred to the University of Chicago and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in political science in 1964.

Bernie Sanders: Professional Life, Career

Sanders lived on a kibbutz in Israel before settling in Vermont after his graduation.

Initially, he worked a number of jobs, including filmmaker and freelance writer, psychiatric aide, and teaching low-income children through Head Start.

Sanders made several unsuccessful bids for public office as a member of the anti-war Liberty Union Party during the 1970s. He got elected as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, by only 12 votes in 1981.

Later, Sanders scored a 1990 win for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Next, he planned to switch to the Senate in 2006, running against Republican businessman Richard Tarrant. During his time in the Senate, Sanders has served on several committees on issues.

In addition, he is a member of the Committee on Budget; the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; the Committee on Veterans Affairs, and the Joint Economic Committee.

Sanders announced in April 2015 that he was seeking the presidential nomination for the Democratic Party.

Furthermore, he made impressive strides in challenging Hillary Clinton. Additionally, his campaign reportedly raised over $96 million dollars in total contributions.

After his campaign came to a close, he put his full support behind Clinton.

Eventually, on July 12, 2016, Sanders endorsed Clinton for president.

Sanders made history as the only presidential candidate to ever be invited to the Vatican to speak on moral, environmental, and economic issues.

He has also won the Col. Arthur T. Marix Congressional Leadership Award.

Bernie Sanders: Net Worth, Salary

Sanders currently has a salary of about $174,000. Additionally as of 2022, he has an estimated net worth of around $3 million.

Bernie Sanders: Rumor and Controversy/Scandal

Sanders became part of the controversy due to his speech at the Women’s Convention in October 2017.

Additionally, Sanders’ campaign was accused of deliberately and improperly accessing information about the Hillary Clinton campaign during a brief (30-40 minute-long) data security lapse.

In addition, he indirectly became part of another controversy after the FBI was reportedly looking at allegations against his wife Jane Sanders of fraudulently obtaining a loan to purchase 33 acres of land for the expansion of Burlington College in 2010.

Currently, there are no rumors concerning Sanders and his career.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Talking about his body measurement, Bernard Sanders has a height of 6 ft. Furthermore, his weight is 80 kg, his hair color is grey and his eye color is dark brown.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Bernie is fairly active on social media. He has a huge number of followers on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter as well as Instagram.

He has more than 15.2M followers on Twitter. In addition, he has more than 6.7M followers on Instagram. Similarly, his Facebook page has more than 5.7M followers and 195k subscribers on the Youtube channel.

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