Sarah Palin first made history on December 4, 2006 when she was sworn in as the first female governor of Alaska. In August 2008, Senator John McCain tapped Palin to serve as his vice-presidential running mate in his presidential campaign, making her the first woman to run on the Republican Party's presidential ticket.
In Alaska, her top priorities included fiscal restraint, limiting the size of government, resource development, education, equitable oil valuation as well as transportation and infrastructure development. Palin fought for ethics reform and transparency in government.
Palin has a long record of achievement and experience in public office. Prior to her election as Governor, Palin served two terms on the Wasilla City Council and two terms as the mayor of Wasilla. During her tenure, she reduced property tax levels while increasing services and made Wasilla a business-friendly environment, drawing in new industry.
Under her leadership as Governor, Alaska invested $5 billion in state savings, overhauled education funding and protected Alaska's natural resources. She created Alaska's Petroleum Systems Integrity Office to provide oversight and maintenance of oil and gas equipment, facilities and infrastructure and the Climate Change Subcabinet to prepare a climate change strategy for Alaska.
During Governor Palin's first year in office, three of her administration's major proposed pieces of legislation passed—an overhaul of the state's ethics laws, a competitive process to construct a natural gas pipeline and a restructuring of Alaska's oil valuation formula.
Palin is past chair of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, a multistate government agency that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment. She also served as chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) Natural Resources Committee, which was charged with pursuing legislation to ensure state needs are considered as federal policy is formulated in the areas of agriculture, energy, environmental protection and natural resource management.
Palin is a contributor for FOX News where she offers her political commentary and analysis across all FOX News platforms, including FOX Business Channel, FOXNews.com and FOX News Radio. She also participates in special event political programming for FOX Broadcasting.
She is the author of The New York Times best-selling book, Going Rogue: An American Life (November 2009), a powerful, no-nonsense book about principles and reform and was named to TIME magazine’s 2010 "100 Most Influential People" list.
February 5 - Salina, KS - Salina's Chamber of Commerce
February 6 - Nashville, TN - Keynote Speaker Tea Party Convention
February 7 - Houston, TX - Campaign Rally for Governor Rick Perry,
February 8 - Redding, CA - Sierra Cascade Expo.com
February 14 - Daytona, FL - Daytona 500
February 15 - Daytona, FL- Daytona Chamber of Commerce
February 16 - Little Rock, AR - The Arkansas Republican Party
March 5 - Columbus, OH - Ohio Right To Life
March 6 - Calgary, AB - BMO Centre's Palomino Room at Stampede Park
March 12 - Orlando, FL - Lincoln Day Dinner Orange County Republicans
March 13 - Tulsa, OK - Take Our Country Back Tour
March 25 - Beaumont, TX Get Motivated (8am)
March 25 - Midland, TX Liberty & Freedom Foundation (2pm & Not Confirmed)
March 25 - Midland, TX Petroleum Club (6:15pm & Not Confirmed)
March 26 & 27 - Arizona - Campaigning for Senator John McCain
April 6 - Las Vegas, NV - Keynote speaker, 2010 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention
April 7 - Minnesota - Campaigning for Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
April 8 - New Orleans - Southern Republican Leadership Conference
April 14 - Boston, MA - Stop on The Tea Party Express
April 15 - Hamilton, ON - Charity of Hope
April 16 - Louisville, KY - Women Of Joy
April 22 - Houston, TX - Barbara Bush's Literacy Foundation's "A Celebration of Reading"
April 29 - Austin, TX - Majella Society: An Evening With Sarah Palin
April 30 - Dallas, TX - An Evening With Sarah Palin by Palin 4 Life
May 1 - Independence, MO - Preserving American Liberty
May 2 - Wichita, KS - Bethel Life School fundraiser
May 11 - Birmingham, AL - Rainbow Omega
May 13 - Benton Harbor, MI - Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan
May 14 - Washington, DC - Susan B. Anthony List Celebration of Life Breakfast
May 14 - Charlotte, NC - NRA Annual Convention
May 19 - Richmond, VA - Sarah Palin at Get Motivated! Seminar
May 22 - Denver, CO - An Evening With Sarah Palin
June 4 - Charlotte, NC - 'America, The Greatest Nation' Dinner
June 5 - Charlotte, NC - Blue-ridge Educational Resource Group
June 25 - Turlock, CA - CSU Stanislaus' 50th Anniversary Gala
June 26 - Tyler, TX - An Evening With Sarah Palin
June 29 - Atlanta, GA - The P.U.R.E. Ministry
June 30 - Las Vegas, NV - Sarah Palin Speech to BPAA Convention
August 28 - Washington, DC - Governor Palin at Restoring Honor Rally
September 12 - Missoula, MT - Sarah Palin at fundraiser for Teen Challenge
September 13 - Kansas City, OK - Sarah Palin speaks to Vitae Foundation
September 14 - Waco, TX - Sarah Palin speaks at CareNet annual banquet
September 16 - Louisville, KY - The National Quartet Convention
October 7 - Montgomery, AL - Faulkner University Benefit Dinner
October 9 - Bakersfield, CA - Bakersfield Business Conference
October 14 - Vancouver, Canada - NHLA Annual Convention