Sarah Louise Palin (Listeni/ˈpln/; née Heath; born Februar 11, 1964) is an American politeecian, commentator an author who served as the 9t Govrenor o Alaska, frae 2006 tae 2009. As the Republican Pairty nominee for Vice Preses in the 2008 presidential election alangside Arizona Senator John McCain, she wis the first Alaskan on the naitional ticket o a major pairty an first Republican woman nominatit for the vice presidency. Her beuk Going Rogue haes sauld mair than twa million copies. Syne Januar 2010, she haes providit poleetical commentary for Fox News, an hostit a televeesion shaw, Sarah Palin's Alaska. Five million viewers tuned in for the first episode, a record for TLC.

Sarah Palin
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Palin speakin at the 2012 CPAC in Washington, D.C.
9t Govrenor o Alaska
In office
December 4, 2006 – Julie 26, 2009
LieutenantSean Parnell
Precedit biFrank Murkowski
Succeedit biSean Parnell
Chairperson o the Alaska Ile an Gas Conservation Commission
In office
Februar 19, 2003 – Januar 23, 2004
GovrenorFrank Murkowski
Precedit biCamille Oechsli Taylor[1]
Succeedit biJohn K. Norman[1]
Mayor o Wasilla, Alaska
In office
October 14, 1996 – October 14, 2002
Precedit biJohn Stein
Succeedit biDianne M. Keller
Member o the
Wasilla Ceety Cooncil frae Seat E
In office
October 19, 1992 – October 14, 1996
Precedit biDorothy Smith
Succeedit biColleen Cottle
Personal details
BornSarah Louise Heath
(1964-02-11) 11 Februar 1964 (age 56)[2]
Sandpoint, Idaho, U.S.
Poleetical pairtyRepublican
Spoose(s)Todd Palin (m. August 29, 1988)
BairnsTrack (b. 1989)
Bristol (b. 1990)
Willow (b. 1994)
Piper (b. 2001)
Trig (b. 2008)[3]
ResidenceWasilla, Alaska
Alma materVarsity o Idaho - (B.S., 1987)[4]
ThriftLocal news sportscaster
Commercial fisherman
Poleetical commentator[5]
ReligionNon-denominational Christian[6][7]

She wis electit tae Wasilla Ceety Cooncil in 1992 an acame mayor o Wasilla in 1996. In 2003, efter an unsuccessful run for lieutenant govrenor, she wis appyntit Chairman o the Alaska Ile an Gas Conservation Commission, responsible for owerseein the state's ile an gas fields for safety an efficiency. The youngest person an first woman tae be electit Govrenor o Alaska, Palin held the affice frae December 2006 till her resignation in Julie 2009. She haes syne endorsed an campaigned for the Tea Pairty movement, as well as several candidates in the 2010 midterm elections. Frae the time o her Vice Presidential nomination in 2008, Palin wis considered a potential candidate for the 2012 presidential election till she annoonced in October 2011 that she would nae run. In Januar 2016 she declarit her support for Donald Trump's campaign tae acome Preses o the Unitit States.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Commissioners - Terms in Office". Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission. Alaska Department of Administration. Archived frae the oreeginal on August 9, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
  2. "Alaska Governor Sarah Palin". Governor's Information. National Governors Association. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2008-11-14. Retrieved May 19, 2010.
  3. New York Times staff. "Times Topics, People, Sarah Palin". Biography. Retrieved May 30, 2010.
  4. "About the Governor". Office of Alaska Governor. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2008-04-17. Retrieved October 19, 2009.
  5. "Palin to Join Fox News as Contributor". January 11, 2010. Retrieved May 19, 2010.
  6. Newton-Small, Jay (August 29, 2008). "Transcript: Time's interview with Sarah Palin". Time. Retrieved May 29, 2010.
  7. Gorski, Eric (August 30, 2008). "Evangelicals energized by McCain-Palin ticket". USA Today. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  8. Harnden, Toby (August 29, 2008). "Sarah Palin profile: Former beauty queen was an unlikely choice". The Daily Telegraph. London, UK. Retrieved April 25, 2009.