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Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin
Palin at the 2010 Time 100 Gala
Personal data
Date of birthFebruary 11, 1964(age 51)
Place of birthSandpoint, Idaho, U.S.
Birth nameSarah Louise Heath
EthnicityEnglish, Irish and German
Political partyRepublican
SpouseTodd Palin (m. August 29, 1988)
ChildrenTrack (b. 1989)
Bristol (b. 1990)
Willow (b. 1994)
Piper (b. 2001)
Trig (b. 2008)
ResidenceWasilla, Alaska
Alma materUniversity of Idaho - (B.S., 1987)
OccupationLocal news sportscaster
Commercial fisherman
Political commentator
ReligionNon-denominational Christian
9th Governor of Alaska
In officeDecember 4, 2006 - July 26, 2009
LieutenantSean Parnell
Succeeded bySean Parnell
Preceded byFrank Murkowski
Chairperson of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
In officeFebruary 19, 2003 - January 23, 2004
GovernorFrank Murkowski
Succeeded byJohn K. Norman
Preceded byCamille Oechsli Taylor
Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska
In officeOctober 14, 1996 - October 14, 2002
Succeeded byDianne M. Keller
Preceded byJohn Stein
Member of the
Wasilla City Council from Seat E
In officeOctober 19, 1992 - October 14, 1996
Succeeded byColleen Cottle
Preceded byDorothy Smith

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Sarah Louise Palin c-enaudio=Sarah-Louise-Palin-en-US-pronunciation.oggˈpeɪlɨn (née Heath; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician, commentator and author. As the Republican Party nominee for Vice President in the 2008 presidential election, she was the first Alaskan on the national ticket of a major party and first Republican woman nominated for the vice-presidency.

She was elected to Wasilla City Council in 1992 and became mayor of Wasilla in 1996. In 2003, after an unsuccessful run for lieutenant governor, she was appointed Chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, responsible for overseeing the state's oil and gas fields for safety and efficiency.

The youngest person and first woman to be elected Governor of Alaska, Palin held the office from December 2006 until her resignation in July 2009. She has since endorsed and campaigned for the Tea Party movement, as well as several candidates in the 2010 midterm elections.

Her book Going Rogue has sold more than two million copies. Since January 2010, she has provided political commentary for Fox News, and hosted a television show, Sarah Palin's Alaska. Five million viewers viewed the first episode, a record for The Learning Channel.

From the time of her Vice Presidential nomination in 2008, Palin was considered a potential presidential candidate for the United States presidential election, 2012 until she announced that she would not run in October of 2011.

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