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Facts about Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin has been chosen by John McCain as the Vice Presidential nominee for the Republican party. She is virtually unknown to many of use. Here are some facts about her.

  • Born: February 11, 1964, in Sandpoint, Idaho
  • Received her B.S., University of Idaho, 1987

  • Married: To Todd Palin, her high school sweetheart. They have five children. The oldest, Track, serves in the U.S. Army; the youngest, Trig, has Down syndrome.

  • Served as mayor of her hometown, Wasilla, in 1996-02

  • Took office on Dec. 4, 2006, as the 11th governor of Alaska, she is the first woman to hold the office.
  • She is chair of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, a multi-state government agency that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment.

  • Professional career: Television sports reporter, 1987-89; co-owner, commercial fishing operation, 1988-2007; owner, snow machine, watercraft and all-terrain vehicle business, 1994-97; chairwoman, Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, 2003-04.

  • A legislative investigation is looking into allegations that Palin fired Alaska's public safety commissioner because he refused to fire the governor's former brother-in-law, a state trooper. She denied wrongdoing.

  • An outspoken anti-abortion Republican, Palin has spoken out about her fifth child, who was diagnosed in utero with Down syndrome.

  • Palin is an avid hunter and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
  • 1984, when she wore the crown of Miss Wasilla and competed in the Miss Alaska contest.

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