Governor New Jersey Chris Christie Biography Age Wikipedia Family Marriage Education Career

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Chris Christie Biography Age Wikipedia Family Marriage Education Career

Christopher James "Chris" Christie (born September 6, 1962) is an American politician, lobbyist and attorney. He is a member of the Republican Party and has been the 55th Governor of New Jersey since January 2010. His second and final term ends on January 16, 2018.

Born in Newark, Christie volunteered for Thomas Kean's gubernatorial campaign at age 15. After graduating in 1984 from the University of Delaware, he earned a J.D. at Seton Hall. He practiced law from 1987 to 2002. He was elected county freeholder (legislator) for Morris County, serving from 1995 to 1998. By 2002, he had campaigned for PresidentsGeorge H. W. Bush and George W. Bush; the latter appointed him U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, a position he held from 2002 to 2008.

Christie won the 2009 Republican primary for Governor of New Jersey, defeating the incumbent Jon Corzine in the general election. During his first term, he was credited with cutting spending, capping property tax growth, and was praised for his response to and recovery efforts afterHurricane Sandy, and was re-elected by a wide margin in 2013. After the start of his second term as governor, Christie's standing was damaged by the Fort Lee lane closure scandal. Since then, he has ranked among the least popular governors in the United States; for example, a September 2016 poll found that he was the third least popular governor in the country, with an approval rating of 29%. By January 2017, this had slipped to just 17%.

Chris Christie Biography About Marriage Age Wikipedia

Born


Christopher James Christie
September 6, 1962 (age 54)
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

Political party


Republican

Spouse(s)

Mary Pat Foster (1986–present)

Children


4

Education

University of Delaware, Newark (BA)


Chris Christie Biography About Career

Christie was born in Newark, New Jersey, to Sondra A. (née Grasso), a telephone receptionist, and Wilbur James "Bill" Christie, a certified public accountant. His mother was of Italian (Sicilian) ancestry, and father is of German, Scottish, and Irish descent. Christie's family moved to Livingston, New Jersey, after the 1967 Newark riots, and Christie lived there until he graduated from Livingston High School in 1980.At Livingston High School, Christie served as class president and played catcher for the baseball team.

Christie's father and mother were Republican and Democratic, respectively. He has credited, however, his Democratic-leaning mother for indirectly making him a Republican by encouraging him in 1977 to volunteer for the gubernatorial candidate who became his role model: Tom Kean. Christie had become interested in Kean after the politician, then a state legislator, spoke to Christie's junior high school class.

Christie graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1984 and Seton Hall University School of Law with a J.D. in 1987. He was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Bar of theUnited States District Court, District of New Jersey, in December 1987. Later in life, he was awarded honorary doctorate degrees by Rutgers University and Monmouth University.Chris Christie Biography Age Wikipedia Family Marriage Education Career

 

 

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