SUBSCRIBE for more speakers ► is.gd/OxfordUnion Oxford Union on Facebook: www.facebook.com/theoxfordunion Oxford Union on Twitter: @OxfordUnion Website: www.oxford-union.org/ Bernie Sanders ran as a Democratic candidate for President of the United States in 2015-16, inspiring millions with his campaign. He served as mayor of Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, for eight years before defeating an incumbent Republican to be the sole congressperson for the state in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1991. He was elected to the Senate in 2007 and is now in his second term, making him the longest-serving independent in the history of the Congress. He lives in Burlington, Vermont, with his wife, Jane, and has four children and seven grandchildren. ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY: The Oxford Union is the world's most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. Since 1823, the Union has been promoting debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.