Marshall Clement "Mark" Sanford Jr. (born May 28, 1960) is an American politician. He is a member of the Republican. He was a U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 1st congressional district from 1995 to 2001. Sanford was then elected Governor of South Carolina from 2003 until 2011. He ran again for the U.S. House and was a congressman from 2013 to 2019. He lost in the 2018 Republican primary for his re-election bid.
|115th Governor of South Carolina|
January 15, 2003 – January 12, 2011
|Preceded by||Jim Hodges|
|Succeeded by||Nikki Haley|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from South Carolina's 1st district
May 15, 2013 – January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Tim Scott|
|Succeeded by||Joe Cunningham|
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2001
|Preceded by||Arthur Ravenel|
|Succeeded by||Henry Brown|
Marshall Clement Sanford Jr.
May 28, 1960
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
(m. 1989; div. 2010)
|Education||Furman University (BA)|
University of Virginia (MBA)
|Net worth||$4.51 million (2014)|
|Branch/service||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||2003–2013|
|Unit||315th Airlift Wing|
315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
Charleston Air Force Base
Air Force Reserve Command
In July 2019, Sanford said that he was thinking of a 2020 presidential bid against President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination. He formally announced his candidacy on September 8, 2019. He dropped out from the race two months later on November 12.
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- Caitlin Byrd (November 12, 2019). "Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford has dropped out of presidential race". The Post and Courier. Retrieved November 12, 2019.