Bernie Sanders Independent (Elected 2007), VT Senate district

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Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders (I-Vt.) — Bernie Sanders of Burlington, Vt. was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Sept. 8, 1941. Classified as an Independent, Sanders traditionally caucuses with the Democrats but is a self-described Socialist. Sanders earned a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 1964. His professional history includes work as a carpenter, writer, college professor, and Mayor of Burlington, Vt., from 1981 to 1989. Sanders was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 6, 1990 and was elected to the U.S. Senate on Nov. 7, 2006. He married Jane O’Meara in 1988 and has four children: Levi, Heather, Carina, and David. Source: Congressional Directory Online via GPO Access

No longer in office

Total Campaign Contributions Received by Bernie Sanders: $90,133,362

Top 10 Interests Funding

Health Professionals$2,543,385
Misc Business$2,263,678
Civil Servants/Public Officials$2,254,919
Electronics Mfg & Equip$2,236,984
Lawyers/Law Firms$2,170,152
Business Services$1,622,247
Hospitals/Nursing Homes$1,403,793

Top 10 Organizations Funding

Google Incorporated$383,037
Microsoft Corporation$178,449
United States Postal Service$158,814
Apple Incorporated$151,570
Ibm Corporation$121,495
United States Navy$116,650
University of Californiadavis$109,168
Boeing Company$108,063

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