Bernard Sanders

  • Fall 1989

Bernard Sanders is the former mayor of Burlington, Vermont and is the only socialist mayor in the United States. He was first elected in March 1981 and was re-elected to his 4th term in March 1987, which ended in April 1989. Before becoming mayor, Mr. Sanders was a freelance writer, youth counselor, carpenter, and director of the American People's History Society where he authored filmstrips and articles on social, historical and political subjects. He was a candidate for Governor of Vermont in 1972 and 1976, for the U.S. Senate in 1971 and 1974, and a recent Independent candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives.