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Meet Jane O'Meara, Wife of American politician Bernie Sanders. See her Career and Married Life

Updated On 26 Sep, 2017 Published On 26 Sep, 2017
Meet Jane O'Meara, Wife of American  politician Bernie Sanders. See her Career and Married Life

Jane O'Meara is living a happily married life with husband Bernie Sanders and four kids. She also has an amazing career.

Jane O'Meara has a long career history being a social worker, college administrator, and political staffer. Her dedication to Goddard College and Burlington College as provost and an interim president was praiseworthy.

Her personal life is well associated with her husband Bernie Sanders as she is one of the key advisors of U.S. Senator. She is a mother of three kids from her previous relationship with David Driscoll.

Jane O'Meara: Her Married Life with Bernie Sanders

Jane and Bernie were together for seven years before they married in 1988. The couple exchanged vows in a civil ceremony and went for a honeymoon in the Soviet Union as the man himself is a Democratic socialist.

Both the pair married for the second time. Bernie previously lived his life with former wife Deborah Shiling just for 2 years. Similarly, David Driscoll was the first husband of Jane. They divorced shortly after the birth of her third son Dave.

Jane and her husband Bernie, Source: Twitter

Bernie brought his son, Levi from his earlier relationship into the grand marriage; she also brought her three children Heather, Carina, and Dave from her first marriage. 

Bernie Family, Source: People

Bernie is, in fact, a lucky guy to have Jane as his life partner. She is one of the 'Key advisers' also works as 'an administrative assistant, spokeswoman, policy adviser, chief of staff, and media buyer'.


Since Jane and Bernie have been in a marital relationship since 29 years, we can definitely say that they have an intimate bond.

Jane O'Meara: See Her Career

Initially, Jane dedicated herself in the Juvenile Division of the Burlington Police Department and later joined the King Street Area Youth Center and also worked for VISTA.

Additionally, she served as founding Director of the Mayor's Youth Office and Department Head in the City of Burlington. She is also the founder of the Women's Council & the Film Commission.

When her husband Bernie Sanders was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1991, she worked in his office as a volunteer till 1995.

Furthermore, the lady was appointed as Provost and Interim President of Goddard College and later became the president of Burlington College.

She earned an attractive salary from Burlington $149,380/year along with some incentives. As she was the senior partner in the Burlington-based organization, she worked for federal, state, and local political campaigns.


Meara played a key role founding The Sanders Institute, a progressive company launched in June 2017.

Quick Facts about Jane O'Meara

Source: Niptara
  • Born on 3 January 1950 in New York City, New York as one of the five kids of Bernadette Joan and Benedict P. O'Meara.
  • Raised in Catholic and studied in Catholic schools.
  • Attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
  • Finished her college degree at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont.
  • Gained a doctorate in leadership studies in politics and education from Union Institute & University.
  • Her networth is estimated to be around $3 million and her husband's net worth is estimated to be $436,000 as of 2017.


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