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Cory Booker Wiki: Cory Anthony Booker born April 27, 1969, is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from New Jersey since 2013 and a member of the Democratic Party. The first African-American U.S. Senator from New Jersey, he was previously the 36th Mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013. Before that Booker served on the Newark City Council for the Central Ward from 1998 to 2002. On February 1, 2019, he officially announced his campaign to run for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2020 United States presidential election.
Cory Anthony Booker
April 27, 1969
|Education||Stanford University (BA, MA)
Queen’s College, Oxford (MA)
Yale University (JD)
Booker was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Harrington Park, New Jersey. He attended Stanford University where he received an undergraduate and master’s degree in 1991 and 1992, respectively. He studied abroad at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship before attending Yale Law School. He won an upset victory for a seat on the Municipal Council of Newark in 1998 where he staged a 10-day hunger strike and briefly lived in a tent to draw attention to urban development issues in the city. He ran for mayor in 2002, but lost to incumbent Sharpe James; he ran again in 2006 and won against deputy mayor Ronald Rice. His first term saw to the doubling of affordable housing under development and the reduction of the city budget deficit from $180 million to $73 million. He was re-elected in 2010. He ran against Steve Lonegan in the 2013 U.S. Senate special election and subsequently won reelection in 2014 against Jeff Bell.
Cory Booker Early life and education
Booker was born on April 27, 1969, in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Harrington Park, New Jersey, 20 miles (32 km) north of Newark, New Jersey. His parents, Carolyn Rose (née Jordan) and Cary Alfred Booker, were among the first black executives at IBM. Booker has stated that he was raised in a religious household and that he and his family attended a small African Methodist Episcopal Church in New Jersey.
Booker graduated from Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan. Where he played varsity football and was named to the 1986 USA Today All-USA high school football team. Booker went on to Stanford University. Where he receiving a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1991 and a Master of Arts in sociology the following year. While at Stanford, he played football as a tight end and was teammates with Brad Muster and Ed McCaffrey, and also made the All-Pacific-10 Academic team and was elected senior class president. In addition, Booker ran The Bridge Peer Counseling Center, a student-run crisis hotline, and organized help from Stanford students for youth in East Palo Alto, California.
After Stanford, Booker was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford, where he earned an honors degree in United States history in 1994 as a member of The Queen’s College. He earned his Juris Doctor in 1997 from Yale Law School, where he operated free legal clinics for low-income residents of New Haven, Connecticut. At Yale, Booker was a founding member of the Chai Society (now Shabtai), was a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and was active in the National Black Law Students Association.
Booker’s Personal life
Booker regularly exercises and has been a vegetarian since 1992, when he was a student at Oxford. He abstains from alcohol and “has no known vices or addictions” other than coffee. In 2014, Booker began practicing a vegan diet and has expressed his vegan ethical philosophy and advocacy for animals As of June 2016, Booker worshiped at the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.
Booker has never been married, and in 2013 he was named one of Town & Country‘s “Top 40 Bachelors”. He has also generally tried to keep his personal life private, Booker has in the past described himself as a “straight male” and has said that he is trying to date more in hopes of finding someone to settle down with. In a 1992 column in The Stanford Daily, Booker admitted that as a teenager he had “hated gays”. Booker has himself been the target of rumors about being gay and has generally refused to address these on principle, which he explained in 2013:
Cory Booker President Race 2020
Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat who also rose to prominence as Newark’s charismatic and ambitious mayor. Announced Friday that he is running for president.
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