Bernie Sanders had the longest spotlight in his political career during the campaign for the 2016 presidential election. He is a socialist and one of the longest-serving politicians on either side of the American political division still in action.

One of the things that immediately comes to mind is his complex family ties, which he managed to keep secret until his presidential campaign. He is a member of the Democratic Party and has many years of service.

Bernie Sanders Wiki, Biography

Bernie Sanders’ father and maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Poland and Russia. His father, Ben Yehuda Sanders, came to the United States when he was 17 and became a paint salesman. His mother, Dorothy Sanders, was born in New York.

Bernie was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 8, 1941. He attended elementary school at P. 197 in Brooklyn and continued his education at James Madison High School. He participated in sports activities at both schools. Sanders helped his elementary school basketball team win the district championship title and captained his high school track team, where he placed third in the indoor mile race At New York.

A series of tragic events inspired the efforts of Bernie Sandersinterest in politics. This is what happened when Adolf Hitler’s holocaust claimed the lives of 6 million Jews, including most of his Jewish family members in then German-occupied Poland. From then on, he understood the sensitivity and power of political office.

He took and lost his first shot at politics in high school. It was an election for student body president. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1964 from the University of Chicago. Previously, he also spent a year at Brooklyn College. Bernie Sanders says he was never challenged by the class. He received the most education and inspiration from being in the community.

While in college, he was a member of the Socialist Youth League and was active with the Civil Rights Movement and the Racial Equity Congress. He was also involved in the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This is where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his now immortalized I Have a Dream speech.

Between 1964 and 1971, Bernie Sanders wore many hats and titles. At different times he worked as a carpenter, psychiatric assistant, filmmaker, head teacher and freelance writer.

Sanders’ electoral political career began in 1971 with the Liberation Union Party, he retired in October 1977. He has since held several electoral positions. The oldest is the seat of Mayor of Vermont from April 1981 to April 1989.

After two years in politics as a professor, Bernie Sanders became the first independent since 1950 to be elected to the United States House of Representatives. He held this position until 2007, when he was elected to the Senate, after a caucus with the Democratic Party. He was endorsed by many political heavyweights such as Senator Barack Obama at the time.

On April 30, 2015, he announced his intention to run for US president under the banner of the Democratic Party. Despite a very promising campaign and enthusiastic supporters, he lost the Democratic primaries to former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He took his loss well and put his weight behind it, officially giving his endorsement on July 12, 2016.

Sanders is the only presidential candidate in history to be invited to the Vatican to speak on issues relating to morality, economics and the environment.

Bernie Sanders Marriage and Family – Wife, Children, Brother

Bernie Sanders has an older brother, Larry Sanders, born April 25, 1935. He is the Green Party’s health critic. Their mother and father died in 1959 and 1962 respectively. In Bernie Sanders’ family tree, you’ll find a wife, an ex-wife, an ex-girlfriend, a biological son, and three stepchildren. His first marriage to his high school sweetheart lasted 18 months, from 1964 to 1966. They lived on 85 acres of land in a sugar shack in Vermont.

He had his only biological son, Levi Sanders, with then-girlfriend Susan Campbell Mott on March 29, 1969. Levi earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Oregon in 1992. He currently works at Cambridge & Sommerville legal services in Boston. According to his LinkedIn account, he is a Senior Social Security Disability Insurance Analyst.

Bernie has been married to Jane O’Meara Driscoll since 1988. Jane, who became president of Burlington College, Vermont, came into a relationship with three children. Bernie Sanders considers his three half-children, Dave Driscoll, Carina Driscoll and Heather Titus, to be his own. He currently has seven grandchildren.