Sarah Palin Divorce. Todd Palin, 55, filed a petition to dissolve the couple’s 31-year marriage in Anchorage Superior Court on Friday. The documents were filed on September 6, eight days after the couple’s wedding anniversary.
Who Is Sarah Palin?
Sarah Louise Palin is an American politician, commentator, author, and reality television star who served as the ninth governor of Alaska from 2006 to 2009. She was the 2008 vice presidential nominee for the Republican Party alongside U.S. Senator John McCain.
In 1992, Palin was elected to the Wasilla city council, and in 1996, she was elected mayor of Wasilla. After an unsuccessful bid for lieutenant governor in 2003, she was appointed chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which is responsible for ensuring the safety and efficiency of the state’s oil and gas resources. In 2006, at the age of 42, she became the youngest person and the state’s first female governor. Palin’s 2009 resignation was precipitated by the enormous legal expenditures expended by both Palin and the state of Alaska as a result of her fighting against ethics investigations.
Palin was nominated for vice president during the 2008 Republican National Convention, not long after McCain’s team revealed her nomination. After Geraldine Ferraro in 1984, she was the first female Republican vice presidential nominee and the second female vice presidential nominee of a major party. The McCain-Palin ticket ultimately lost the 2008 election against then-U.S. Senators Barack Obama and Joe Biden of the Democratic Party.
Throughout the campaign, the media focused on her public image and experience. The 2008 presidential election dramatically increased Sarah’s national reputation, despite the failure of her vice presidential campaign with McCain.
Who Is Todd Palin?
Todd Mitchell Palin (born September 6, 1964) is an American oil field production operator and commercial fisherman who was the first gentleman of Alaska from 2006 to 2009. He is the ex-husband of Sarah Palin, the 2008 vice presidential contender for the Republican Party with John McCain.
Palin was born and reared in Dillingham, Alaska, to James F. “Jim” and Blanche Roberts Palin. Palin has Yup’ik (from a great-grandmother), Dutch, and English ancestry.
In 1982, Palin graduated from Wasilla High School, which is the same alma mater of his wife and their eldest two children, son Track and daughter Bristol. He has completed several college courses but not a degree. Also, read about Nikki Sixx Net Worth
Career Palin belonged to the United Steelworkers union and was a union member. He worked for BP in the North Slope oil fields of Alaska for eighteen years. In order to avoid a conflict of interest relating to his wife’s role as governor, he took a leave from his production supervisor post in 2007 when his firm entered into natural gas pipeline discussions with his wife’s administration.
Seven months later, because the family needed extra cash, Todd returned to BP. This time, in order to avoid potential conflicts of interest, he accepted a production operator position outside of management. He resigned from his employment on September 18, 2009, with the stated reason as a desire to spend more time with his family. He is also a commercial salmon fisherman near Bristol Bay on the Nushagak River.
Sarah Palin Divorce
Todd Palin has filed for divorce from Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and vice presidential nominee for the Republican Party, stating “incompatibility of temperament” and that “they find it impossible to live together”
The file, which was originally published by the Anchorage Daily News, utilizes just initials but includes the couple’s marriage date and the date of birth of their 11-year-old son, Trig, as well as a request for an equal division of assets and liabilities. Since 1988, the couple has been married and has five children: Track, Trig, Bristol, Willow, and Piper. The petition filed by Todd Palin requests joint custody of Trig, who has Down syndrome.
Sarah Palin, also 55 years old, was elected governor of Alaska in 2006 and resigned prior to the completion of her four-year term in 2009. She was also the running partner of the late Sen. John McCain in the 2008 presidential election, which Barack Obama and Joe Biden ultimately won.
Todd Palin, in contrast to his famous politician wife, has mainly avoided the news since Sarah exploded into the national spotlight during the 2008 presidential election season.