(born July 26, 1949 in Klamath Falls, Oregon) is a Nevada Republican
, she has served as a member of the Nevada General Assembly from 1999 through 2007, and is also a member of the National Rifle Association
and the National Right to Life Committee
. Sharron Angle attended Reno
public schools and graduated the University of Nevada
with a Bachelor of Arts
degree. She went on to become a substitute teacher
, taught art courses at Western Nevada Community College and co-founded and administrated a twenty-four student Christian
school. Angle was a registered Democrat
from 1984 to 1988, although she voted for Ronald Reagan
in 1980 and 1984, and was in the Independent American Party from 1992 until 1997.
Angle's first elected office was the Nye County School Board of Trustees in 1990. After her election in 1998, Angle rose to become Minority Whip in the Nevada Legislature. She narrowly lost a campaign for the Republican nomination for Congress to Nevada Secretary of State Dean Heller by just 428 votes.
Sharron Angle was the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, challenging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the 2010 Midterm Elections. Angle's candidacy for Senate surged after the endorsement from the Tea Party Express and Sarah Palin, and defeated former State Senator Sue Lowden and businessman Danny Tarkanian in the Republican primary. After being defeated in the general election against Reid, Angle announced in March 2011 that she will run for Congress in Nevada's open 2nd congressionanal district.
The Patriot Caucus PAC
Sharron Angle has started the latest Tea Party political action committee: The Patriot Caucus.