VP Candidate Profile Sarah Palin

Republican Vice Presidential Candidate

Named As McCain's VP Pick

August 29, 2008

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Sarah Palin:
A Life in



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Current Position

Governor, Alaska


Birthdate: Feb. 11, 1964; Sandpoint,
Idaho (Age: 44)

Education: University of Idaho, B.S. in journalism (1987)

Military: None

Family: Married (Todd Palin); 5 Children (Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper and Trig)

Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska

Religion: Christian

Career Highlights

• Governor, elected in 2006

• Chairwoman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, 2003-04

• Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, 1996-2002

• City council of Wasilla, Alaska, 1992-1996

• Owned with her husband a snowmobile, watercraft, ATV business, 1994-97

• Co-owner, commercial fishing operation, 1988-2007

• Sports reporter for two Anchorage television stations, 1987-89

• Ran for Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, 2002

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