Sarah Sanders, also known as Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is a political analyst and politician from the United States. She has served as President Donald Trump’s 31st press secretary, serving from 2017 to 2019.
She was only the third woman to hold that position. Sanders previously worked on the election campaigns of her father, Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, and later served as a senior advisor on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Sanders is a candidate running for the 2022 governor election in Arkansas.
Sarah Sanders’ net worth and personal info
Sarah Sanders was born on August 13, 1982, and is 39 years of age. During her father’s presidential campaign in 2008, Huckabee met Bryan Sanders. Sanders was hired as a media consultant, and she was the campaign’s field director. In 2010, the couple tied the knot. They have three children, two sons, and a daughter.
Sarah Sanders has an estimated net worth between $1.5 and $3 million. She had an annual stipulated salary of around $179,000 as a White House press secretary.
Sarah Sanders raises a record $13 million for election campaign
Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has raised a total of $13 million for the 2022 gubernatorial elections in Arkansas, since announcing candidacy.
She raised $235,000 last month alone, heavily outpacing her Democratic competitor, Chris Jones who has raised a total of $1.4 million for his campaign.
Sarah Sanders’ early life and education
Sarah Elizabeth Huckabee was born in Hope, Arkansas as the youngest child and only daughter of Mike Huckabee and Janet Huckabee (née McCain), she has two brothers, John Mark Huckabee and David Huckabee.
Sarah’s father described her childhood, saying: “I always say that when most kids are seven or eight years old out jumping rope, she was sitting at the kitchen table listening to political commentators analyze poll results.”
Following graduation from Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, she attended the Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. There, she was elected student body president and actively participated in Republican organizations. In 2004, she graduated from the university with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in political science and minoring in mass communications.
Sanders has been involved in politics since 1992, when her father, Mike Huckabee first campaigned for the United States Senate.
“He didn’t really have much of a staff, so our family has been very engaged and very supportive of my dad. I was stuffing envelopes, I was knocking on doors, I was putting up yard signs.”- she described her father’s unsuccessful campaign.
She signed on as a senior advisor for Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016 and handled the Trump campaign’s coalition communications. After Donald Trump won the 2016 elections, Sanders was appointed as the deputy press secretary for the White House under the Trump administration.
Sanders stepped into the media field when she joined Fox News as a contributor on September 6, 2019, according to an announcement made on August 22, 2019.
Sanders announced her candidacy for governor of Arkansas, (a position her father, Mike Huckabee held from 1996 to 2007) on January 25, 2021. Trump endorsed Sanders the next day, calling her a “warrior.” Sanders also launched a new website in August 2019 in preparation. She later announced that she will run on January 25, 2021.
On July 16, 2021, it was reported that she broke the Arkansas gubernatorial fundraising record, raising more than $9 million. During her campaign for governor during the COVID-19 pandemic, she pledged not to impose any mask or vaccine mandates.
Sanders mocked Joe Biden’s stutter on Twitter during the Democratic presidential debate in December 2019. The next day, she apologized.
Following the storming of the US Capitol in 2021, Forbes’ editor warned corporations against hiring Sanders and other Trump “propagandists,” stating that “Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie.”