Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a former American Political spokesperson who served under President Donald Trump as the 31st White House press secretary from 2017-2019.
She is also the daughter of presidential candidate and ex-Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. She worked as the campaign manager for her father during his gubernatorial run, where she gained a lot of Political experience, and later as a senior adviser to Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign.
As Press secretary during Trump’s time, she boisterously defended Trump’s administration and had a lot of confrontations with the White House Press corps. She later left her role as press secretary in 2019 and came back in January 2021 to announce her interest in running for Arkansas governor in the 2022 election.
|Full Name||Sarah Elizabeth Huckabee Sanders|
|Age||40 years old|
|Place of Birth||Hope, Arkansas|
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Early Life & Education
Born Sarah Huckabee Sanders on the 13th of August, 1982 in the city of Hope, Arkansas to the family of Mike & Janet Huckabee. She is the last child and only daughter of two older brothers John-Mark and David Huckabee.
Sarah schooled at Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock Arkansas where she completed her high school education before attending Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
As someone with great ambitions, Sarah had leadership potential in her and was elected the student body president, and she then joined the Republican organization at an early stage. In school, she majored in Political Science, and minored in mass Communication, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2004.
Sarah is happily married to Bryan Sanders whom she met back in 2008 during her father’s presidential campaign. He worked as a hired media consultant while she was the campaign’s field director.
They married in 2010 and today have two sons and a daughter. As a Trump supporter, she faced a lot of controversial backlash during and after her time in office as press secretary; she was once asked to leave a restaurant in Lexington, Virginia because of her support for Trump, which led to the Red Hen Restaurant Controversy.
In 2022, Sarah was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer and underwent surgery to remove the thyroid and surrounding lymph nodes.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Political Career
Sarah’s political career dates way back to her father’s first campaign in 1992, stating that she and her family have always been very supportive of their father even when he had little staff to help with his campaign.
She claims that unlike normal kids who would be out playing, at 7 years old she was sitting at the kitchen counter analyzing poll results and listening to political commentary.
In 2002, Sarah helped her father coordinate his reelection campaign for Arkansas governor, working as his field coordinator. Later in 2004, she was President Bush’s field coordinator in Ohio for his reelection campaign, under President George W Bush, she served as the regional liaison for congressional affairs in the U.S Department of Education.
With her new experience in the political scene, Sarah became the political director for her father’s 2008 presidential campaign, and a senior adviser to Tim Pawlenty in his presidential run in 2012.
After her father’s 2008 campaign, she worked as an executive director for a political action committee called Huck PAC and was involved in the campaign of both Arkansas State senators. She was the national chairman and is still a member of an international organization called ONE Campaign l, which is aimed at helping end global poverty and preventable diseases.
Sarah is also the founding partner of a Republican campaign consulting service provider called Second Street Strategy, based in Little Rock, Arkansas. And signed as Senior Adviser of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and after getting elected, she was named deputy White House Press Secretary.
After this position, she worked at FOX News in 2019 and announced that she would be running for governor of Arkansas on January 26th, 2021. Trump endorsed her afterward and called her a warrior. She broke the Arkansas gubernatorial fundraising record by raising well above $ 9 million.
She won the Republican primaries ready to face off against Democratic nominee Chris Jones in the forthcoming election but is considered favorite to win by many critics and political commentators.