Bernie for Burlington

Title

Bernie for Burlington

Description

In 1981, Bernie Sander successfully ran for mayor of Burlington, Vermont, as an Independent, self-described "socialist," defeating Democratic Party candidate, Gordon Paquette.

Sanders served as Burlington mayor throughout the 1980s before being elected to the House of Representatives for Vermont in 1990, again as an "Independent" socialist. Sanders held Vermont's lone House seat until 2006, when he successfully won election to the Senate, where he still serves. In 2016, after joining the Democratic Party, Sanders mounted a surprisingly potent challenge to Democratic Party establishment favorite, Hillary Clinton, for the party's presidential nomination.

Creator

Bernie 1981

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

1981

Format

Button

Language

en-US

Type

Physical Object

Collection

Citation

Bernie 1981, “Bernie for Burlington ,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed June 29, 2022, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/239.

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