Sharron Angle was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon on July 26, 1949. Her father worked in the family business, a potato farm in Tulelake, California, until he enlisted in the Navy and fought in WWII. After WWII, her father was called up a second time for the Korean conflict. Sharron, her parents and her three younger brothers moved to Reno, Nevada after her father's discharge where they owned and operated a small motel for over 20 years.
Sharron Angle graduated from Wooster High School in Reno. Four years later, she earned her BA in Fine Arts from the University of Nevada Reno.
While a senior at University of Nevada Reno, Sharron married Ted Angle. Sharron and Ted have two children and ten grandchildren.
Upon graduation Sharron and her husband left Reno and spent the next 25 years living the rural Nevada towns of Ely, Winnemucca and Tonopah. During that time she worked as a substitute teacher in public schools; taught art courses at Western Nevada Community College (now Great Basin Community College) in Winnemucca for five years; and co-founded, administrated, and taught grades K-12 in a one-room Christian school of 24 students for two years.
Sharron was first elected in 1992 to the Nye County School Board of Trustees. The family moved back to Reno in 1995 and in 1998 she was elected to the Nevada State Assembly where she faithfully served until 2006.
Sharron has been an active member of the Republican Party for many years. Sharron is also a member of the Gun Owners of America, National Right to Life Committee, Concerned Women for America, Washoe County Republican Party, and Fellowship Community Church.more » « less