Amy Sanders is the wife of Beto O’Rourke with three children
When Beto O’Rourke announced his presidency his wife was right by his side and Beto started his video by addressing his wife saying, “Amy and I”. This instantly caught a lot of attention and here is more information about Amy Hoover Sanders who is the wife of Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke.
I am running to serve you as the next president. The challenges we face are the greatest in living memory. No one person can meet them on their own. Only this country can do that, and only if we build a movement that includes all of us. Say you’re in: https://t.co/EKLdkVET2u pic.twitter.com/lainXyvG2n
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) March 14, 2019
Amy Hoover Sanders is the daughter of Louann and William Sanders of El Paso. She has four siblings in total and while her maternal grandfather Richard”Rickie” Harlan Feuille was a practising lawyer in El Paso, Amy’s paternal grandfather was an advertising agency owner.
Amy’s father, William “Bill” Sanders, is known as a real estate mogul and she is a billionaire heiress. Her father has a net worth that is likely currently closer to $500 million.
Beto O’Rourke and wife Amy Sanders marriage and children
Amy Sanders and Beto O’Rourke were introduced through Amy’s aunt and had their first date at Juárez’s famous Kentucky Club. They met when she has returned from Guatemala after living there for a year. Soon after they got married in September 2005 and the couple has three children namely; Ulysses, Molly, and Henry.
Happy New Year! The best year of my life. Met the most amazing people, was part of the most extraordinary campaign. Have more hope and faith in people and in this country than ever before. And today I got to build an igloo with Amy, Ulysses, Molly and Henry. pic.twitter.com/xKbCWYiBAo
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) January 1, 2019
Despite the fact that Amy is 9 years younger than Beto it has not affected their relationship one bit. In fact, she has been really supportive of her husband’s career and political decisions. Amy has been balancing their relationship pretty well by assisting in her husband’s campaign, raising their three young children, and also working with nonprofits and advancing children’s education. She has been a wonderful wife to Beto O’Rourke.
Happy Valentine’s Day, Amy! Wish I were with you. We’ll celebrate together in 2019. pic.twitter.com/wU2tGcroWb
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) February 14, 2018
Who is Amy Hoovers Sanders?
Amy’s the director of education development for La Fe Community Development Corporation. She’s also the executive director of the La Fe Preparatory charter school, which she helped start. In fact, Amy has always had a passion for teaching and helping children.
Merry Christmas! pic.twitter.com/peL0yBsJNk
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) December 25, 2018
Amy majored in psychology at Williams College in Massachusetts and received a certificate in Spanish before moving to Guatemala City for a year. While there, she taught kindergarten at Colegio Americano de Guatemala. She left Guatemala in 2004, returning to El Paso to teach first and second grade and that’s when she met Beto through her aunt. She also worked with the nonprofit, Centro de Salu Familiar La Fe in south El Paso for seven years.