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Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.)

  • District: Junior Senator from Vermont
  • Residence: Burlington
  • Born: September 8, 1941; Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Family: Wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders; four children
  • Education: Brooklyn College, attended 1959-60; U. of Chicago, A.B. 1964 (political science)
  • Military Service: None
  • 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, 1991-2007; U.S. Senate, 2007-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2006 (2nd term); Defeated Rich Tarrant, R, to succeed James M. Jeffords, I, who retired
  • Committee Assignments: Budget; Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; National Parks; Water & Power); Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety; Green Jobs & the New Economy; Transportation & Infrastructure); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Children & Families; Primary Health & Aging - Chairman); Veterans' Affairs - Chairman; Joint Economic
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State Information: Vermont

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Bernard Sanders (I) 207,848 71%
John MacGovern (R) 72,898 24.9%
Cris Ericson (UMJ) 5,924 2%
Peter Diamondstone (LU) 2,511 0.9%
Peter Moss (PPR) 2,452 0.8%
Laurel LaFramboise (VKI) 877 0.3%
2006 general Bernard Sanders (I) 171,638 65.4%
Rich Tarrant (R) 84,924 32.4%
Cris Ericson (I) 1,735 0.7%
Craig Hill (VGE) 1,536 0.6%
Peter Moss (ABC) 1,518 0.6%
Peter Diamondstone (LU) 801 0.3%
2000 general Bernard Sanders (I)    
James Jeffords (R) 189,133 65.6%
Ed Flanagan (D) 73,352 25.4%
Charles Russell (CNSTP) 10,079 3.5%
Rick Hubbard (I) 5,366 1.9%
Billy Greer (VG) 4,889 1.7%
Hugh Douglas (LIBERT) 3,843 1.3%
Jerry Levy (LU) 1,477 0.5%
1994 general James M. Jeffords (R) 106,505 50.3%
Jan Backus (D) 85,868 40.6%
Gavin T. Mills (I) 12,465 5.9%
Matthew S. Mulligan (I) 3,141 1.5%
Bob Melamede (VG) 1,416 0.7%
Jerry Levy (LU) 1,376 0.6%
Joseph Victor Pardo (NL) 709 0.3%
1988 general James M. Jeffords (R) 163,183 68%
William Gray (D) 71,460 30%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 67.46% John McCain: 30.44%
2012 : 66.57% : 30.97%
2004 John Kerry: 59% George W. Bush: 39%
2000 Al Gore: 51% George W. Bush: 41%
1996 Bill Clinton: 54% Robert Dole: 31%
1992 Bill Clinton: 46% George H. W. Bush: 31%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 48% George H. W. Bush: 51%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 41% :

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