Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary and daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, is stepping down from her White House role at the end of the month, with President Donald Trump encouraging her to run for governor.
Sanders, 36, began her job as press secretary in July 2017 and is only the third woman to hold the high-profile post.
In a Thursday (June 13) afternoon tweet, President Trump announced Sanders upcoming departure.
“After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas. She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas – she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!” Trump said in the tweet.
Sanders tweeted the following after the announcement.
“I am blessed and forever grateful to @realDonaldTrump for the opportunity to serve and proud of everything he’s accomplished. I love the President and my job. The most important job I’ll ever have is being a mom to my kids and it’s time for us to go home. Thank you Mr. President!”
It is no secret that Sanders has considered such a run. Multiple Talk Business & Politics sources have said Sanders is considering entering the 2022 gubernatorial race.
Following are some of Sanders’ business and political work prior to joining the Trump Administration.
• Senior advisor to presidential campaign of Donald Trump
• National field coordinator for the presidential campaign of Mike Huckabee in 2008
• Field coordinator for 2002 re-election campaign for Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, her father
• Regional liaison for Congressional affairs with the U.S. Department of Education under President George W. Bush
• Field coordinator in Ohio for President George W. Bush reelection campaign in 2004
• Founding partner of Little Rock-based Second Street Strategies