Photos: Alaska's Governor

A look at Gov. Sarah Palin's tenure as state leader

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2008

Gov. Sarah Palin's life at a glance

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Brian Wallace / Juneau Empire File
Brian Wallace / Juneau Empire File

NAME: Sarah Heath Palin.

AGE: 44.

BIRTH DATE: Feb. 11, 1964.

LOCATION: Sandpoint, Idaho.

EXPERIENCE: Alaska governor since December 2006; unsuccessful run for Republican nomination for lieutenant governor in 2002; chairwoman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, 2003-2004; served two terms as Wasilla mayor and two terms on Wasilla city council.

EDUCATION: Graduated University of Idaho, 1987, journalism.

FAMILY: Husband, Todd; five children.

BUSINESS: Worked as sports reporter for two Anchorage television stations; owned with her husband a snowmobile, watercraft, all-terrain vehicle business from 1994-97. Husband is a North Slope oil field worker.

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