US Senate (Incumbent)
Vote Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Cory Booker is connected to the people of New Jersey and the challenges they face every day. New Jersey’s first African-American senator, he won a special election to fill the term of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg in October 2013.
In the U.S. Senate, Cory has brought people together to get things done for New Jersey. He has focused on creating new jobs, improving economic opportunity, speeding the pace of Hurricane Sandy recovery and addressing the economic squeeze facing middle class families. He has reached across the aisle to work on issues such as reforming the criminal justice system to strengthen communities and save taxpayers money.
Prior to the Senate, Cory served as mayor of New Jersey’s largest city, Newark. Under his leadership, the city entered its biggest period of economic growth since the 1960s and overall crime declined.
A star athlete at Northern Valley High School in Old Tappan, Cory earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University, where he also played for the football team. He attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and earned his law degree from Yale Law School. Cory lives in Newark’s Central Ward community.