Sarah Huckabee Sanders Biography

Sarah Elizabeth Huckabee Sanders is an American political aide who currently holds the position of Deputy Press Secretary in US President Donald Trump’s Administration. With a strong background in politics, she has served as a field coordinator, national political director, senior advisor, and campaign manager for various political figures, including her father Mike Huckabee. Additionally, she is a founding partner of the general consultation service provider ‘Second Street Strategies’ in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 41 Years
  • Family: father – Mike Huckabee, mother – Janet Huckabee, siblings – David Huckabee, John Mark Huckabee
  • Political Leaders
  • American Women
  • U.S. State: Arkansas
  • Education: Ouachita Baptist University

Childhood & Early Life

Sarah Huckabee Sanders was born on August 13, 1982, to Mike Huckabee and Janet Huckabee as their only daughter among three children. Her two brothers are John and David. Her father is an American politician, commentator, musician, author, and Christian minister, who remained the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007. Her mother, Janet Huckabee, is also an American politician who ran as the nominee for the US Republican Party for Arkansas Secretary of State in 2002. Huckabee Sanders studied at the ‘Little Rock Central High School’ located in Little Rock, Arkansas. She then studied at the ‘Ouachita Baptist University’ located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.


Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ journey as a political aide began when she joined her father Mike Huckabee’s re-election campaign as field coordinator during the Arkansas gubernatorial election in 2002. She served as a regional go-between for congressional matters at the Department of Education. In 2004, during the re-election campaign of the US President George W. Bush, Huckabee Sanders served as field coordinator for the campaign in Ohio. During her father’s presidential campaign in 2008, she was its national political director. Huckabee Sanders then took over as the director of the political action committee ‘Huck PAC’. When John Boozman, a member of the US House of Representatives, decided to run for the US Senate election in Arkansas in 2010, Huckabee Sanders became his campaign manager. In May 2010, Boozman won the Republican primary and then went on to defeat Lincoln by a 21-point margin. In 2011, she became a full-time consultant at ‘Tsamoutales Strategies’ and later in January 2014 she became the group’s Vice President. She left the group in June 2015. She was also associated with the campaigns of Republican politicians Tim Pawlenty and Tom Cotton. In February 2016, she co-founded the consulting firm ‘Second Street Strategies’. She served as campaign manager for her father’s 2016 presidential campaign and later joined the Donald Trump campaign as a senior advisor.

White House Deputy Press Secretary

Sarah Huckabee Sanders became part of the Donald Trump presidential administration on January 19, 2017. On January 20, 2017, she assumed office as White House Deputy Press Secretary. She gave her first White House press brief on May 5, 2017, filling in for the present White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer who went on a Naval Reserve duty at the Pentagon.

Personal Life & Legacy

On May 25, 2010, she married Bryan Chatfield Sanders, a fellow media consultant. The couple has three children, Scarlett, George, and Huck.

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