Carina Driscoll

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Carina Driscoll
Carina Driscoll at 2017 Burlington Progressive Party Caucus.jpg
Driscoll at the 2017 Burlington Progressive Party Caucus
Member of the
Vermont House of Representatives
from Chittenden
In office
Preceded byTerry Bouricius
Personal details
Born1974 (age 45–46)
Political partyProgressive
ParentsJane Sanders
Dave Driscoll
Bernie Sanders (stepfather)
Alma materUniversity of Montana

Carina N. Driscoll (born 1974) is an American politician who served as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives for the Chittenden District from 2001 to 2003. She is the daughter of Jane Sanders and step-daughter of Bernie Sanders


Driscoll is the second of three children born to Jane Sanders and her then husband, Dave Driscoll.[1][2] She grew up in Burlington, Vermont, and graduated from the University of Montana in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and sociology.[1][3] She returned to Burlington and was elected to the school board for the Burlington School District in 1998.[1]

Running on the Vermont Progressive Party line, Driscoll was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives for the Chittenden District in 2000, succeeding Terry Bouricius.[4] The seat was eliminated during redistricting in 2002.[5][6] In March 2003, she was elected to the Burlington City Council seat for Ward 3.[7] She resigned in May 2004, citing the birth of her first child.[8]

In 2007, Driscoll co-founded the Vermont Woodworking School in Fairfax, Vermont, with her husband, Blake Ewoldson.[1][9] She ran for mayor of Burlington, Vermont, against incumbent Miro Weinberger in the 2018 election. She received the endorsements of the Vermont Progressive Party and political advocacy group Our Revolution,[10][11] but lost to Weinberger.[12]

Driscoll is the stepdaughter of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.[10]


  1. ^ a b c d
  2. ^ Solsbak, Kayla. "Bernie Sanders' Stepchildren Are Leaders, Too". Bustle.
  3. ^ Erickson, David. "Thousands turn out for Sanders rally in Caras Park in Missoula".
  4. ^ "8 Nov 2000, Page 7 - The Burlington Free Press at".
  5. ^ "25 May 2002, Page 15 - The Burlington Free Press at".
  6. ^ "29 Dec 2002, 50 - Rutland Daily Herald at".
  7. ^ "5 Mar 2003, Page 18 - The Burlington Free Press at".
  8. ^ "18 May 2004, Page 15 - The Burlington Free Press at".
  9. ^ Thompson, Leon J. (November 2015). "She's Nailed It". Business People-Vermont. Retrieved February 1, 2020 – via
  10. ^ a b "Carina Driscoll, Bernie Sanders' stepdaughter, loses Burlington, Vermont mayor race". The Washington Times. Associated Press. March 6, 2018.
  11. ^ Jickling, Katie. "A Burlington City Employees Union Endorses Driscoll for Mayor". Seven Days. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  12. ^ "Weinberger wins 3rd term: 'This is what moving forward looks like'". Burlington Free Press. March 6, 2018. Retrieved June 24, 2018.

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