Legislative and Local Races
Our local Democratic candidates -- people who understand our lives, share our values and will work every to make New Jersey a better place -- are competing across state.
For US Senate
Vote Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Cory Booker, throughout his career, hasn’t run away from big problems; he’s run towards them. From leading legal clinics in New Haven, Conn. as a law student to taking on one of the most powerful and entrenched political machines in New Jersey, Booker has built a record of bringing people together around tough challenges and delivering results that improved people’s lives.
“I will bring to Washington experience forged from working together with other New Jersey residents – not to talk about problems but to run towards them, take them on and get things done,” Booker said when he announced his Senate candidacy.
Booker earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford. He attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and later earned his juris doctor from Yale Law School. After moving to Newark, Booker lived for eight years in Brick Towers, a public housing complex. He now lives in Newark’s South Ward community.