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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 (U.S. senator) 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%
Write-ins (WRI) 252 0.1%
2006 general (U.S. senator) 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%
write-ins (Write-In) 267 0.1%
2004 general (VT-AL representative) Bernard Sanders (I, PRO) 205,774 67.5%
Greg Parke (R) 74,271 24.4%
Larry Drown (D) 21,684 7.1%
Jane Newton (LU) 3,018 1%
write-ins (Write-In) 261 0.1%
2002 general (VT-AL representative) Bernard Sanders (I) 144,880 64.3%
William Meub (R) 72,813 32.3%
Jane Newton (PRO) 3,185 1.4%
Fawn Skinner (VG) 2,344 1%
Daniel Krymkowski (LIBERT) 2,033 0.9%
write-ins (Write-In) 221 0.1%
2000 general (VT-AL representative) Bernard Sanders (I) 196,118 69.2%
Karen Kerin (R) 51,977 18.3%
Peter Diamondstone (D) 14,918 5.3%
Stewart Skrill (I) 11,816 4.2%
Jack Rogers (VG) 4,799 1.7%
Daniel Krymkowski (LIBERT) 2,978 1%
write-ins (Write-In) 760 0.3%
1998 general (VT-AL representative) Bernard Sanders (I) 136,403 63.4%
Mark Candon (R) 70,740 32.9%
Matthew S. Mulligan (VG) 3,464 1.6%
Peter Diamondstone (LU) 2,153 1%
Robert Maynard (LIBERT) 2,097 1%
write-ins (Write-In) 276 0.1%
1996 general (VT-AL representative) Bernard Sanders (I) 140,678 55.2%
Susan Sweetser (R) 83,021 32.6%
Jack Long (D) 23,830 9.4%
Thomas J. Morse (LIBERT) 2,693 1%
Peter Diamondstone (LU) 1,965 0.8%
Robert Melamede (VG) 1,350 0.5%
Norio Kushi (NL) 812 0.3%
write-ins (Write-In) 357 0.1%
1994 general (VT-AL representative) Bernard Sanders (I) 105,502 49.9%
John Carroll (R) 98,523 46.6%
Carole Banus (NL) 2,963 1.4%
Jack "Buck" Rogers (VG) 2,664 1.2%
Annette Larson (LU) 1,493 0.7%
write-ins (Write-In) 304 0.1%
1992 general (VT-AL representative) Bernard Sanders (I) 162,724 57.8%
Tim Philbin (R) 86,901 30.9%
Lewis E. Young (D) 22,279 7.9%
Pete Diamondstone (LU) 3,660 1.3%
John Dewey (NL, NA) 3,549 1.3%
Douglas M. Miller (FFL) 2,049 0.7%
write-ins (Write-In) 464 0.2%
1990 general (VT-AL representative) Bernard Sanders (I) 117,522 56%
Peter Smith (R) 82,938 40%
Dolores Sandoval (D) 6,315 3%
Peter Diamondstone (LU) 1,965 1%
1988 general (VT-AL representative) Peter Smith (R) 98,937 41.2%
Bernard Sanders (I) 90,026 37.5%
Paul N. Poirier (D) 45,330 18.9%
Jim Hedbor (LIBERT) 3,109 1.3%
Peter Diamondstone (LU) 1,455 0.6%
write-ins (WRI) 1,231 0.5%
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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