Cory Booker

Cory Booker, US Senator from New Jersey, was first elected to the US Senate in a special election in 2013 and was reelected in 2014 . He announced his run for President on February 1, 2019. (For debate info, visit our home page.)

Personal info

Birthdate: April 27, 1969
Birthplace: Washington, DC
Birth name: Cory Anthony Booker
Father: Cary Booker, IBM executive
Mother: Carolyn (Jordan) Booker, IBM executive
Education:Stanford University, B.A., 1991; M.A, 1992; University of Oxford, Honors Degree, 1994 (Rhodes Scholar); Yale Law School, J.D., 1997
Religion: Baptist

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Other Facts (Wikipedia and CNN)

  • Mayor of Newark, New Jersey from 2006 to 2013.
  • In October, 2013, was sworn in to the US Senate after winning a special election earlier in the month to replace the late Frank Lautenberg.
  • From 2002 to 2006, Booker was a partner at the law firm, Booker, Rabinowitz, Trenk, Lubetkin, Tully, DiPasquale & Webster.
  • Booker served on the Newark City Council from 1998 to 2002.

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