Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) biography

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

3rd term Independent from Vermont.


Residence: Burlington

Marital Status: Married (Jane)

Prev. Occupation: Educator

Prev. Political Exp.: Mayor of Burlington, 1981-89; US House, 1991-2007; US Senate, 2007-present

Education: AB University of Chicago, 1964

Birthdate: 09/08/1941

Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Religion: Jewish

Percentage in Last Election: 71%

Major Opponent: John MacGovern


Current Elected Office Contact Information

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Washington, D.C. Office:

332 Dirksen Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5141
Fax: (202) 228-0776

Burlington Office: (more district offices)

1 Church Street, 3rd Floor
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Phone: (802) 862-0697
Fax: (802) 860-6370



Current Elected Office Staff Members:

  • Chief of Staff: Caryn Compton
  • Scheduler: Jacob Gillison
  • Legis. Dir.: Ari Rabin-Havt
  • Press Secy.: Keane Bhatt
  • Child/Family Issues LA: Lori Kearns
  • Education LA: Donni Turner
  • Telecomm LA: Michael Lawliss
  • Transportation LA: Michael Lawliss
  • Trade LA: Michael Lawliss
  • Commerce LA: Caryn Compton
  • Labor LA: Jeff Cruz
  • Budget LA: Josh Smith
  • Government Affairs LA: Matthew Duss
  • Space - NASA LA: Katrina Menard
  • Animal Welfare LA: Katrina Menard



Current Elected Office Key Votes:

These are our key votes and this is how Sen. Bernie Sanders voted on our issues. Click on each heading to sort.

Status Name of Legislation Date Voted Score
A Motion to Recede and Amend the Bill; Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 11/08/2007 Yea Not Scored

P = Passed Voted For Us= Voted With Us
A = Agreed To Voted Against= Voted Against Us
R = Rejected Not Scored= Not Scored
C = Confirmed Ineligible to Vote= Ineligible to Vote
F = Failed

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Current Elected Office Bills:

Here is Sen. Bernie Sanders's cosponsorship status on our key legislation. Send Sen. Bernie Sanders a message by clicking in the "Send Message" column.

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Bill Name Cosponsor? Send Message
S.1021 - 'A bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and for other purposes. No Send Message to Sen. Bernie Sanders
S.250 - 'A bill to amend the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 to improve th... No Send Message to Sen. Bernie Sanders


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