Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Governor of Arkansas since 2023

Sarah Elizabeth Huckabee Sanders (née Huckabee; born August 13, 1982) is an American Republican politician who is the 47th and current Governor of Arkansas since 2023.[1] Sanders was the 31st White House Press Secretary from July 26, 2017 to July 1, 2019. She served as Deputy White House Press Secretary from January through July 2017.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders
47th Governor of Arkansas
Assumed office
January 10, 2023
LieutenantLeslie Rutledge
Preceded byAsa Hutchinson
31st White House Press Secretary
In office
July 26, 2017 – July 1, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
DeputyRaj Shah
Hogan Gidley
Preceded bySean Spicer
Succeeded byStephanie Grisham
White House Deputy Press Secretary
In office
January 20, 2017 – July 26, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
LeaderSean Spicer
Preceded byEric Schultz
Succeeded byRaj Shah
Personal details
Sarah Elizabeth Huckabee

(1982-08-13) August 13, 1982 (age 41)
Hope, Arkansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Bryan Sanders (m. 2010)
RelativesMike Huckabee (father)
Janet Huckabee (mother)
EducationOuachita Baptist University (BA)
WebsiteCampaign website

Sanders announced her resignation as Press Secretary on June 16, 2019 and left the office on July 1.[2]

Sanders is the daughter of former Governor of Arkansas and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, and former Arkansas first lady Janet Huckabee.

On January 25, 2021, Sanders announced her candidacy for Arkansas Governor in the 2022 election.[3] She won the Republican nomination in May 2022 and then the general election in November 2022. She is the first woman to hold the office and the first woman to be governor of a state of which her father was also governor.[4][5]

References change

  1. "Huckabee daughter weds in Virgin Islands ceremony". The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. June 27, 2010. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  2. Pramuk, Jacob (2019-06-13). "Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving the White House at the end of the month, Trump says". CNBC. Retrieved 2019-06-15.
  3. Salcedo, Andrea (January 25, 2021). "Sarah Sanders announces run for Arkansas governor". The Washington Post. The Washington Post. Retrieved January 25, 2021.
  4. "Sarah Huckabee Sanders 1st woman elected Arkansas governor". AP NEWS. 2022-11-08. Retrieved 2022-11-09.
  5. Chowdhury, Maureen (November 9, 2022). "CNN Projection: Republican Sarah Huckabee Sanders will win Arkansas governorship | CNN Politics". CNN.