|46th President of the United States|
January 20, 2021 - January 20, 2029
|Vice President:||Marco Rubio|
|Preceded by:||Mike Huckabee|
|Succeeded by:||Marco Rubio|
|Governor of Alaska|
December 4, 2006 - July 26, 2009
|Preceded by:||Frank Murkowski|
|Succeeded by:||Sean Parnell|
|Born:||February 11, 1964|
|Children:||Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trigg|
|Alma mater:||University of Idaho (after several transfers)|
|Occupation:||Sports journalist, fisher, politician, author, speaker, political commentator|
Sarah Palin was a political activist and politician, who was Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska; Chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission; Governor of Alaska; U.S. Senator from Alaska; and the 46th President of the United States of America.
Palin was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, on February 11, 1964, and moved to Alaska at the age of 4. In 1972, she met Todd Palin, whom she married in 1982. She graduated from college after several unsuccessful transfers in 1987, and went to work as a sports journalist in her home town of Wasilla. She also helped her husband aboard commercial crab and fishing boats.
From 1992-1998, Palin served on the Wasilla Town Council, and in 2002 was elected Mayor of her home town. She served two terms, and was elected Governor of Alaska in 2006. Palin was a very popular and effective Governor: she balanced the state budget and did away with the perks of political office, cut earmarks, finally signed into law the building of a natural gas pipeline, legalized aerial wolf-hunting, and held approval ratings anywhere from 60 to 90%. She resigned in 2009 due to several pending negligent lawsuits.
She was the 2008 Republican Vice-Presidential nominee, and so gained fame for a 2014 run for the U.S. Senate. She was elected, defeating 2010 Senate Republican Nominee Joe Miller (R) in the primaries, and defeating Senator Mark Begich (D) in November. As Senator, Palin was a vocal supporter of the Huckabee Administration's efforts to achieve energy independence and economic stability in a time of great uncertainty.
She was elected President in 2020, and was the first woman and the first Alaskan to hold that office. She is remembered for various economic tax breaks, and fully ending the War on Drugs.
Future Electoral History
- US Senate Election in Alaska, 2014
- Sarah Palin (R), 51.1%
- Mark Begich (D), 48.9%
- US Presidential Election, 2020
- Sarah Palin (R), 52.0%
- Susan Rice (D), 47.0%
- US Presidential Election, 2024
- Sarah Palin (R), 54.1%
- Andrew Cuomo (D), 45.9%