Arkansas Governor: Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders served as White House press secretary for President Donald J. Trump from 2017 to 2019. She advised him on everything from press and communications strategy to personnel and policy.
For two-and-a-half years, Sanders worked closely with the president, working with lawmakers and CEOs, and accompanying the president on every foreign trip, including dozens of meetings with foreign leaders. She is only the third woman — and the very first mom — to ever hold the job of White House press secretary.
Upon her departure from the administration, Trump described her as “irreplaceable,” a “warrior” and a “very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job.”
In Arkansas, she was a senior advisor to Republican Sen. Tom Cotton in 2014 when he defeated incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, and was campaign manager for Republican Sen. John Boozman in 2010 when he defeated incumbent Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln.
She has been recognized in Fortune and TIME Magazine’s “40 under 40.” She is the author of The New York Times bestseller “Speaking for Myself,” a former Fox News contributor and serves on the Fulbright board.
Sanders grew up in Pine Bluff and Texarkana, Arkansas, and is a graduate of Little Rock Central High and Ouachita Baptist University. She lives in Little Rock with her husband, Bryan, their children Scarlett, Huck and George, and their golden retriever, Traveler.