Susan Collins is a popular American politician. Susan Collins is serving as the senior US Senator from Maine. She is also an important member of the Republican party.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Susan Collins was born Susan Margaret Collins on 7th December 1952 and is currently 68 years old. Born in Caribou, Maine, United States, she is American by nationality. Similarly, she belongs to a Christian family and her sun sign is Sagittarius.
Moving on towards her family members, she was born to her father Donald Collins, and her mother Patricia McGuigan. Her father was also an American politician from Maine while her mother is an American civic leader and also a reputed politician. Similarly, her uncle Samuel Collins was an American lawyer. Similarly, she was one of her parent’s six children.
Talking about her educational status, she did her schooling at Caribou High School. While there, she was the president of the student council. After completing high school, she joined St. Lawrence University in Canton from where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in government in 1975.
Professional Life and Career
Collins served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Representative and later U.S. Senator William Cohen from 1975 until 1987, upon graduation. She became Commissioner of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation in Governor John R. McKernan Jr.’s cabinet in 1987.
She returned to Maine and won an eight-way Republican primary in the 1994 gubernatorial race, becoming the first woman to be nominated for governor by a major political party. She became the founding executive director of Husson College’s Center for Family Business in December 1994.
She was first elected to the Senate in 1996 and then re-elected in 2002. She was dubbed one of “the last remnants of a formerly widespread species of moderate Northeastern Republican” by the New York Times in 2009.
Collins had a key part in the Senate’s impeachment trial of Bill Clinton in the 1990s when she and Senator Olympia Snowe introduced a resolution that would have permitted the Senate to vote separately on the charges and the remedies. She was also one of the key supporters of legislation in 2004 that restructured the US intelligence community by introducing a new position called Director of National Intelligence.
Similarly, she was also one of 14 senators who reached an agreement in May 2005 on the Democrats’ use of the judicial filibuster. During the 2009 swine flu pandemic, the government punished her for withholding money for flu relief. Senators Susan Collins and Joe Lieberman filed a subpoena in April 2010 for records and interviews related to the American government’s inquiry of investigators’ interactions with Nidal Hasan prior to the Fort Hood shooting.
She voted for the 6,000th time in a row on September 17, 2015. Likewise, she has done an excellent job as a Senator since then. She was recently involved in the certification of the Electoral College vote count when Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Moving on, Susan has obviously made a pretty handful amount of wealth. According to the online resources, she currently has an estimated net worth of $4 million US dollars. She earned the majority of her wealth from her political career.
Collins is married to Thomas Daffron, a lobbyist who served as a chief operating officer of Jefferson Consulting Group in Washington, D.C. from 2006 to 2016 and advised Collins on his Senate campaigns in 1996, 2002, and 2008. On August 11, 2012, they married each other at the Gray Memorial United Methodist Church in Maine.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Enhancing her body measurements, she is 5 feet 3 inches or 1.63 meters tall and has a body weight of around 60 kg or 132 pounds. Similarly, the politician has brown hair with a pair of black eyes. When it comes to her social media availability, she is pretty active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The senator has a huge 101k followers on her verified Facebook page, more than 16.8k followers on her Instagram account, and an immense 562.9k followers on her Twitter account.