Amy Hoover Sanders
Amy Hoover Sanders is the proud wife of politician and businessman, Robert Francis O’Rourke, widely known as Beto O’Rourke.
Amy’s husband recently announced he is running for president in 2020, the democrat narrowly lost to Ted Cruz in the 2018 Texas Senate race. The former congressman rose to national prominence during the 2018 midterms, when his bid to unseat Cruz garnered unprecedented grassroots support and a historic fundraising haul.
He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2012 and had previously served on the El Paso City Council from 2005 until 2011.
Prior to his Senate bid, O’Rourke had kept a relatively low profile as a three-term congressman; however his campaign to defeat Cruz made him an overnight celebrity. Before his election to Congress, O’Rourke founded a software and technology company called Stanton Street. His personal financial disclosure showed had a net worth of about $8.9 million.
He’s been happily married to wife Amy Hoover Sanders for the past 13-years.
Mrs. O’Rourke seems to be in full supports of her husband’s decision to run for president. O’Rourke says in a video with his wife released Thursday morning “Amy and I are happy to share with you that I’m running to serve you as the next president of the United States of America”
35-year-old Amy Hoover Sanders, comes from a very influential Texan family. She is one of five children born to Louann and William Sanders of El Paso. Her father, Bill Sanders, is a bona fide real estate tycoon known as the godfather of the Real Estate Investment Trust, or REIT. Amy’s siblings are Richard, Pablo, Marianna, and Christina.
Amy attended Williams College in Massachusetts, where she studied psychology. After her gradation she worked as a teacher in Guatemala and returned in 2003 to El Paso, where she worked teaching first and second grade. She also worked with the nonprofit, Centro de Salu Familiar La Fe in south El Paso for seven years.
She began dating her husband in 2003 and dated for about two years prior to their nuptials on September 24, 2005. Since then, they have welcomed three children; Ulysses, Molly, Henry.
The wife and mom of three, is currently the director of education development for La Fe Community Development Corporation. She is also the executive director of the La Fe Preparatory charter school.
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