1991 or 2014? Bernie Sanders on the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer.
by Bernie Sanders | Aug 15, 1991
A year after leaving political office, Bernie Sanders announces his bid to unseat Republican Peter Smith, Vermont's lone, one-term Congressman.
by Kevin J. Kelley | Mar 22, 1990
A writer peruses the dozens of boxes of papers and files donated by Bernie Sanders to the University of Vermont shortly after the now-former mayor left city hall.
by Greg Guma | Oct 12, 1989
After eight years in office, Bernie Sanders vacates the mayor's office and contemplates his future. The head of the Center for Democratic Institutions is shopping the idea of column, but so far, no takers.
by Kevin J. Kelley | Apr 6, 1989
A look back at Burlington, Bernie Sanders, and Vermont eight years after a radical independent from Brooklyn took over the state's biggest city.
by Greg Guma | Mar 16, 1989
Mayor Bernie Sanders narrowly loses — 41 to 38 percent — to Republican Peter Smith in the race for Vermont's only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
by Kevin J. Kelley | Nov 10, 1988
How will Burlington Mayor Bernie Sanders fare in his first race for Congress as an independent?
by Kevin J. Kelley | Nov 3, 1988
Things get heated at Burlington's annual city meeting after Democratic city councilors raise questions about Sanders' associates and a pay raise for his wife, Jane Sanders, the longtime director of the Mayor's Youth Office.
by Mark Johnson | Jun 16, 1988
Attending his first Vermont Democratic Party caucus, Mayor Bernie Sanders speaks in support of Jesse Jackson’s bid for president, earning himself a standing ovation and the ire of local Dems.
by Mark Johnson | Apr 21, 1988
The end of Bernie's bachelorhood: Mayor Sanders weds longtime girlfriend Jane Driscoll.
by Peter Freyne | Apr 7, 1988
A prediction of what might happen if a self-proclaimed socialist — Mayor Bernie Sanders — is elected to Congress.
by Kevin J. Kelley | Feb 18, 1988
Peter Freyne skewers Sanders for writing "a scathing critique of the media" in the local daily while taking full advantage of the media's attention. Freyne notes, "God forbid any reporter should dare ask him if he'll run for Congress in 1988."
by Peter Freyne | Dec 10, 1987
Advertisement: Bernie Sanders releases a sort-of solo campaign album, featuring himself and other local artists. Listen to his Brooklyn-accented version of "This Land is Your Land" right here.
| Dec 10, 1987
Sanders works to get more air time for locally produced programs after his own 30-minute film on socialist Eugene Debs is rejected for telecast.
| Dec 5, 1987
Sanders earns rare praise from environmentalists for joining the fight against a proposed "mega-mall" in nearby Williston.
by Mark Johnson | Nov 19, 1987
The Sanders administration goes after landlords with proposals that include unit-by-unit rent disclosure. Landlords see it as a precursor to rent control.
by Mark Johnson | Oct 22, 1987
A judge rules that the Medical Center of Vermont is, in fact, a charitable institution and Mayor Bernie Sanders loses his fight to extract $2.8 million in property taxes from what is now Fletcher Allen Health Care.
by Mark Johnson | Sep 24, 1987
Sanders and the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont go to court over the hospital's charitable status. Burlington previously sent a $2.8 million property tax bill to MCHV.
by Peter Freyne | Aug 6, 1987
The Sanders administration's attempts to find alternatives to the property tax face legal challenges.
by Joshua Mamis | May 17, 1987
In what many expected to be a close race for mayor of Burlington, Sanders wins a fourth term with 55 percent of the vote, besting Democratic challenger Paul Lafayette in every ward but one.
by Peter Freyne | Mar 8, 1987
After four terms as Burlington mayor, what's next for Bernie Sanders? "Everyone knows that Ol' Bernardo is a Democrat," writes Peter Freyne, "everybody except him, that is."
by Peter Freyne | Mar 8, 1987
Mayor Sanders faces a tough challenge from popular Democratic City Councilor Paul Lafayette, who now claims to represent the "change" Burlington needs. Bernie's response: "Is the issue really, 'Who is a nice guy?'"
by Peter Freyne | Mar 1, 1987
Advertisement: Published by Sanders for Mayor Committee ad shortly before the 1987 election.
| Mar 1, 1987
Less than a month after losing his campaign for governor, Sanders announces he'll run a fourth time for mayor of Burlington. The next day, Democrat Paul Lafayette says he intends to challenge him.
by Peter Freyne | Dec 8, 1986
Sanders places third in the governor's race, but describes his 15 percent vote total as significant and promises to build a progressive third-party movement in Vermont.
| Nov 9, 1986