Best known for her services at the white house, Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been in contact with politics since she was a toddler. She was born into the family of Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, and his wife Janet Huckabee and she grew up knowing all the rules of politics which helped her career in the future.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders has taken up several political positions since her university years. Even after graduation, the Arkansas-born lady has been involved in several political activities. In July 2017, she became the twenty-ninth Press Secretary for the White House under America’s 45th President, Donald J. Trump. There are a lot more to know about the US political pundit. Read on to find out more facts about America’s third female White House Press Secretary.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Biography
Sarah Sanders was born on August 13, 1982. She was born as Sarah Elizabeth Huckabee Sanders, in Hope – city of Arkansas, USA. She was also raised as the youngest and only daughter of Arkansas mortgage broker and former governor, Mike Huckabee with his beautiful wife Janet. Mike Huckabee who is also into politics was nominated for the 2002 Party for Arkansas Secretary of State under the Republican party. Sarah’s older siblings are both boys- John Mark Huckabee and David Huckabee.
When Sanders graduated from Little Rock Central High School, she moved to Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, minoring in Mass Communications.
Sanders’ journey as a political aide started in 2002, during her father’s gubernatorial re-election campaign. She was the field coordinator and after her father’s re-election, she became a regional liaison for congressional matters in the Department of Education. During President George W Bush’s presidential re-election in 2004, Sanders served as his field coordinator in Ohio. She also served the national a political director for her father’s 2008 presidential campaign and has reportedly given consultation to her father on matters involving debate strategy and tie selection. Her political activities across the US made her so popular to the extent that her name was mentioned on Time Magazine’s ‘40 under 40’ in 2010.
Career Journey Under President Donald Trump
She joined the Donald Trump campaign group in 2016 after her father ended his journey to the White House and by September the same year, she was made his campaign senior advisor. On January 19, 2017, after Trump’s victory as America’s 45th President, Huckabee Sanders was then named Deputy Press Secretary at the White House and in May 2017, she held her first press briefing when she was asked to stand in for Sean Spicer who at that period was serving on Naval Reserve. She continued to represent him until his return. Spicer, however, resigned from his duty at the White House on the 21st of July 2017 and Sanders was automatically announced as the new Press Secretary for the White House. With the new appointment, Sanders became the third woman in the history of America to hold the office after Dee Dee Myers and Dana Perino who served in 1993 and 2007, respectively.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Family, Husband, Kids
Sarah Sanders has been married since 2010. She met her now husband Bryan Chatfield Sanders in 2008, during her father’s presidential campaign. At the time, Bryan was working as the Republican political strategist and media consultant while Sanders was busy as her father’s campaign national director. After dating for a couple of years, they agreed to tie the knot on May 25, 2010, at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay, on the Island of St. John, in the U.S. Virgins Islands. They have been living together as husband and wife, despite Sarah being her husband’s boss for a short time. They love each other quite well and have not given room for any rumour that would cause their separation. They both share three children together, they are Scarlett, George and Huck.
What Happened to Her Eyes?
Anyone who takes a closer look at Sanders will definitely notice those eyes – mostly described as “smoky” or “lazy eye”. While some assumed it is some sort of medical condition, others refer to the state of her eyes as a condition that was caused by frustration and anger.
Sarah Sanders is yet to comment on the speculations about her eyes.