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Vice President of the United States
Sarah Palin
Party Affiliation: Republican
Contact Information:
Alaska website

About Sarah


Candidate Information

Professional Background: Prior to her election as governor of Alaska, Ms. Palin served two terms on the Wasilla City Council and two terms as the mayor/manager of Wasilla, Alaska and was elected president of the Alaska Conference of Mayors. She has also worked short stints as a television sportscaster for Anchorage television stations.

Education: Ms. Palin received a Bachelorís degree in Journalism from University of Idaho, where she minored in political science.

Experience: Ms. Palin was elected as governor of Alaska in 2006.  When elected, Palin became the first woman to be Alaska's governor, and the youngest governor in Alaskan history at 42 years of age upon taking office. Her victory came after she had helped uncover misconduct in the administration of Gov. Frank Murkowski, whom she defeated in the Republican primary.


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