What Is Bernie Sanders Worth?
Bernie Sanders's Net Worth is $528,014
Sanders began his political career in 1971 as a member of the Liberty Union Party. Bernie was the Liberty Union candidate for Governor of Vermont in 1972 and 1976. He was also a candidate for senator in 1972 and 1974. In the 1974 Senate election, Sanders lost to Patrick Leahy and to Dick Mallary. In 1979, Sanders resigned from the party.
He worked as a writer and director for the American People’s Historical Society. When he worked at APHS, he made a 30-minute documentary about Eugene V. Debs
After Sanders’s failed run for governor, close friend Richard Sugarman wanted him to be a candidate for mayor of Burlington. Sanders won the election in February 1981. He beat the six-term mayor Gordon Paquette by ten votes. He took office on April 6, 1981.
As mayor, Sanders wanted to fix Burlington’s Lake Champlain. In 1981, Sanders was against Tony Pomerleau. Sanders did not want Pomerleau to change the industrial lake property owned by the Central Vermont Railway. He did not want the waterfront to become expensive condominiums, hotels, and offices.
Sanders used the slogan “Burlington is not for sale”. He supported a plan that changed the waterfront area into a district with housing, parks, and public space. As of 2016, the lake area has a public beach and bike paths, along with a boathouse, many parks, and a science centre.
In 1987, U.S. News named Sanders as one of America’s best mayors.
When he was mayor, Sanders helped to fix the city’s budget. Sanders left office on April 4, 1989. For a short time, Sanders taught political science at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in 1989 and at Hamilton College in 1991.
In 2016, Bernie Sanders became the senator after Jim Jeffords retired from the Senate. In 2012, he was re-elected with almost 71% of the vote. In 2011, Public Policy Polling found that 67% of American people supported Sanders. That made him the third most popular senator in the country.
Sanders has been a leading voice on issues such as income inequality, climate change, and campaign finance reform. Sanders continued to be a major critic of mass surveillance policies such as the Patriot Act.
On January 3, 2013, Bernie became chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. After his term as chairman ended on January 3, 2015, Sanders became a member of the Senate Budget Committee. Sanders made proposals to raise the minimum wage, stop income inequality, and increase Social Security payments.
Sanders is the longest serving Independent member of Congress in American history. In November 2015, Sanders changed parties and became a member of the Democratic Party. On July 26, 2016, however shortly after losing the Democratic presidential nomination, Sanders said he would serve as an Independent in the Senate.
Following Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election, Sanders accepted his victory and promised to work with Trump.
Bernie Sanders Biography
Bernard “Bernie” Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician. He is the United States senator from Vermont. Sanders is an Independent, but sides with the Democratic Party. From 2015 through 2016, Sanders was a Democrat. Sanders became senator on January 3, 2007.
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