Meet Todd Palin, the First Gentleman of the great state of Alaska. His wife, Governor Sarah Palin is the presumptive 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate. Read his biography, see photos and watch a video of him below.

Sarah Palin’s husband, Todd, is a really interesting guy with a diverse background of interests and hobbies. By all accounts, he and Sarah enjoy a loving and well adjusted family life. Today is their 20th wedding anniversary – the very day Sarah was named John McCain’s running mate in the race for the White House.

Todd Palin Biography

Todd Mitchell Palin was born on September 6, 1964 in Dillingham, Alaska and his age is 44 years old. He is a lifelong Alaskan, a production operator on the North Slope, and a four-time champion of the Iron Dog, the world’s longest snow machine race!

Todd eloped with his high school sweetheart, Sarah Heath on August 29th, 1988 to save her parents the cost of a wedding. They didn’t know they needed a witness for a wedding, so they recruited two seniors from a retirement home next to the justice of the peace.

He is a commercial fisherman, an oil field worker, a member of the United Steelworkers, and an Alaska Native. Todd’s grandmother grew up in a traditional Yupik Eskimo house in Bristol Bay and accompanied Sarah in her race for governor as she sought support from Alaska Native voters. Todd is 1/8th part Alaskan native American.

For 18 years, he worked for BP Oil in the North Slope oil fields of Alaska. In 2007, in order to avoid a conflict of interest, he quit his job as production supervisor when his employer became involved in natural gas pipeline negotiations with his wife’s administration.

Sarah and Todd Palin love to fish in Bristol Bay with their children – Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper and newborn son, Trig. Track, their oldest son, enlisted in the U.S. Army on Sept. 11, 2007 and is expected to deploy to Iraq on September 11, 2008.

Since his wife has become the Governor of Alaska, Todd has remained in the background as “first dude,�? an expression his wife uses. His other interests include coaching hockey and basketball, fly fishing, and spending time with his family.

Todd Palin Video
“2008 Iron Dog Finish – Palin and Davis”