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Mark Sanford
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115th Governor of South Carolina
In office
January 15, 2003 – January 12, 2011
Lieutenant André Bauer
Preceded by Jim Hodges
Succeeded by Nikki Haley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1st district
In office
May 15, 2013 – January 3, 2019
Preceded by Tim Scott
Succeeded by Joe Cunningham
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2001
Preceded by Arthur Ravenel
Succeeded by Henry Brown
Personal details
Born
Marshall Clement Sanford Jr.

May 28, 1960 (1960-05-28) (age 60)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)
Jennifer Sullivan
(m. 1989; div. 2010)
Children 4
Education Furman University (BA)
University of Virginia (MBA)
Net worth $4.51 million (2014)
Signature
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service Flag of the United States Air Force United States Air Force
Years of service 2003–2013
Rank US-O3 insignia.svg Captain
Unit 315th Airlift Wing
315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
Charleston Air Force Base
Air Force Reserve Command

Marshall Clement "Mark" Sanford Jr. (born May 28, 1960) is an American politician. He is a member of the Republican. He was a U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 1st congressional district from 1995 to 2001. Sanford was then elected Governor of South Carolina from 2003 until 2011. He ran again for the U.S. House and was a congressman from 2013 to 2019. He lost in the 2018 Republican primary for his re-election bid.

Sanford is a teaching fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.

In July 2019, Sanford said that he was thinking of a 2020 presidential bid against President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination. He formally announced his candidacy on September 8, 2019. He dropped out from the race two months later on November 12.



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