He was elected to the US Senate in 2004, and Senate terms are 6 years long. So, this is his first term as a US Senator. Before that he had a couple terms in the Illinois state senate.
While he served three terms in the Illinois State Senate, Barack Obama was in the US Senate for only one term, from 2004 until he was elected president in 2008.
Yes he did. He was a state senator in the Illinois legislature for three terms, beginning in 1996, and then he was elected to the United States Senate in 2004.
Barack Obama did not serve as a US Representative (a member of the House of Representatives). He was first elected as a state senator in Illinois in 1996, and after three terms, he was elected as a member of the US Senate; he served as a senator until he decided to run for president. That said, as president, Barack Obama certainly does represent the United States. But prior to becoming the president, he was a member of the Senate, not the House of Representatives.
Barack Obama is about to begin his second term as president. He was elected in 2008 and then re-elected in 2012. Presidents are not allowed to serve more than two terms.
Barack Obama served in the Illinois state legislature for three terms, and then was elected to the US Senate in 2004.
Barack Obama first became a legislator in Illinois-- he ran for the Illinois State Senate in 1996, was elected, and served three terms. He then became a member of congress in 2004 when he was elected to the U.S. Senate from Illinois.
Barack Obama first ran for office in 1996, when he was trying to get elected to the Illinois state senate. He was successful, and served three terms as an Illinois state senator. He was elected a U.S. Senator from Illinois in 2004.
In 2008, Barack Obama selected Senator Joseph (Joe) Biden to be his running mate and serve as Vice President. In 2012, Mr. Obama decided to once again run with Joe Biden as his Vice President. So, both Barack Obama and Joe Biden will serve two terms in office.
Barack Obama was first elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996. He served three terms. He then ran for the US Senate from Illinois in 2004 and won. It was in the midst of serving in the US Senate that he decided to run for president. So, he served as a state senator for eight years, and then served as a US Senator for four more (a total of twelve years) before becoming president.
Barack Obama has never been a cabinet secretary. He ran for Illinois state senate in 1996, and served three terms. He then became a U.S. Senator, and in 2008, he was elected president.
Barack Obama is our president but not for long his term is coming to an end and he wont be able to serve another term do to the fact that he has served all his terms and cant run for presidency again