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Career

United States Senate
2007–present
United States Senator from Vermont Washington, District of Columbia, USA
United States Democratic Party
20152016
Candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States
United States House of Representatives
19912007
Representative from Vermont's at-large district Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Hamilton College
19891990
Lecturer of Political Science Clinton, New York USA
Harvard University
1989
Lecturer of Political Science Cambridge, Massachusetts USA
City of Burlington, Vermont
19811989
37th Mayor of Burlington Office of the Mayor
American People's Historical Society
19761981
Director Burlington, Vermont USA
19641976
Freelance Writer, Carpenter, Youth Counselor, State Employee Burlington, Vermont USA

Professional memberships

19711976
Vermont Liberty Union Party Burlington, Vermont USA Chairperson

Professional affiliations

2015–present
114th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on the Budget Ranking Member
United States Congress Friends of Ireland Member
International Labor Rights Fund Washington, District of Columbia USA Member / International Advisory Council
Earth Day Network Washington, District of Columbia Member / Global Advisory Committee
2015–present
114th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Member
2015–present
114th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs Member
2015–present
114th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Member
2015–present
114th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pensions Member Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security Ranking Member
Coalition on Population and Development Member
Prescription Drug Task Force Co-Chair
20132015
113th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Budget Member
20132015
113th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs Chairman
20132015
113th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pensions Member
20132015
113th Congress of the United States of America United States Congress Joint Economic Committee Member
20132015
113th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Member
20132015
113th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Member
20112013
112th Congress of the United States of America United States Congress Joint Economic Committee Member
20112013
112th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs Member
20112013
112th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Budget Member
20112013
112th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pensions Member
20112013
112th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Member
20112013
112th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Member
20112013
112th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Member
20092011
111th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Member
20092011
111th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs Member
20092011
111th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pensions Member
20092011
111th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Member
20072009
110th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pensions Member
20072009
110th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs Member
20072009
110th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Member
20072009
110th Congress of the United States of America United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Member
20052007
109th Congress of the United States of America United States House Committee on Financial Services Member United States House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Ranking Minority Member
20052007
109th Congress of the United States of America United States House Committee on Government Reform Member
20032005
108th Congress of the United States of America Congressional Child Care Caucus Co-Chair
20032005
108th Congress of the United States of America Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair
19911998
102nd Congress of the United States of America Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Founder / Officer

Accomplishments of note

The longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history
Dubbed the “amendment king” in the House of Representatives for passing more amendments than any other member of Congress
Elected by the State of Vermont 8 times to serve in the House of Representatives
Activist: Led the first ever civil rights sit-in in Chicago history to protest segregated housing at the University of Chicago Chicago, Illionis USA
2002
Author: Absolutely Absurd: The Life and Times of Bernie Sanders Publisher: Sleepy Hollow Press / Tarrytown, New York USA with Donald McNowski
1990
Author: Outsider in the White House Verso Books / Brooklyn, New York USA with Huck Gutman
1963
Participant: Historic March on Washington Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Student at the University of Chicago 

Professional honors and awards

2015
VFW Congressional Award Veterans of Foreign Wars For eight years of service on the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
2014
Colonel Arthur T. Marix Congressional Leadership Award Military Officers Association of America For strong support of the uniformed services community
2014
American Legion Patriot Award The American Legion For leadership as the chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee
2012
DAV Congressional Leadership Award Disabled American Veterans For steadfast support and tireless efforts to strengthen veterans' programs

Community

Club memberships

19601964
Student Peace Union (CPU) Chicago, Illinois USA Member
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Chicago, Illinois USA Organizer
19601964
Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) Chicago, Illinois USA Chairman
19601964
Young People's Socialist League Chicago, Illinois USA Member
Nationality
American
Politics
Democrat (since 2015)
Denomination
Jewish
Hobbies
Shooting basketballs and reading

Education

Primary school
P.S. 197
Brooklyn, New York USA
Secondary school
James Madison High School Brooklyn, New York USA Class of 1959

Captain of the track team; lost his first election, finishing last out of three candidates for the student body presidency

University
University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois USA Bachelor of Arts Political Science Class of 1964
College
Brooklyn College Brooklyn, New York USA 19591960
Native language
English

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
September 8, 1941
Gender
Male
Place of birth
Brooklyn, New York USA  
Marital status
Married

Marriage

1988–present
Jane (O'Meara) Sanders 3 children Heather (Driscoll) Titus (step-daughter) Carina Driscoll (step-daughter) David Driscoll (step-son)
19641966
 Deborah Shiling 0 children

Partnership

Susan Campbell Mott   1 child Levi Sanders (1969)

Grandchildren & Great-grandchildren

Grandchildren
7 Sunnee Sanders, Ryleigh Sanders, Grayson Sanders, Dylan Driscoll, Ella Driscoll, Cole Driscoll, Tess

Parents

Father
Elias Sanders (1904-1962)
Mother
Dorothy (Glassberg) Sanders (1912-1960)

Grandparents

Father's father
Leib/Leon Sanders
Father's mother
Etla/Jetti (Horn) Sanders Schnützer (1872-1934)
Mother's father
Benjamin Glassberg (1881-1940)
Mother's mother
Brayna "Bessie" (Goldberg) Glassberg

Ancestry

Ashkenazi Jewish