February 19, 2019 - Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont announced today that he will be candidate for president in 2020. This makes the second presidential race for Sanders as he ran and came in second to Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Sanders began his political career when he was elected the Mayor of Burlington , Vermont in 1980. He would serve 4 two year terms as Mayor. In 1990 Sanders was elected to the United States Congress where he would serve for 16 years.
Upon the retirement of Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords in 2005, Sanders ran in the 2006 election and won. Since 2006 , Sanders has been re-elected in 2012 and 2018.