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Cory Booker

Born Apr 27, 1969

Cory Anthony Booker is an American politician and the currently Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, first elected in 2006. Before being elected Mayor he served 4 years on the Newark City Council. He is the third African-American mayor of Newark. He is a member of the Democratic Party, and a graduate of Stanford University, Yale Law School, and a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Cory Booker.


1969 Birth Booker was born on April 27, 1969 in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Harrington Park, New Jersey, north of Newark, New Jersey. … Read More


1986 17 Years Old Booker graduated from Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan and was named to the 1986 USA Today All-USA high school football team.


1991 22 Years Old Booker went on to Stanford University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1991 and a Master of Arts in sociology the following year. … Read More
1994 25 Years Old 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.
1997 28 Years Old 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. … Read More
1998 29 Years Old In 1998, Booker won an upset victory for a seat on the Newark City Council, defeating four-term incumbent George Branch. … Read More


1999 30 Years Old Although incumbent Mayor Sharpe James filed paperwork to run for reelection, shortly thereafter he announced that he would instead cancel his bid to focus on his work as a State Senator, which he was originally elected to in 1999. … Read More
…  He ran for Mayor in 2002, but lost to incumbent Sharpe James; he ran again in 2006 and won against deputy mayor Ronald Rice. … Read More
…  Previously he served as Mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013.


Booker is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition, a bipartisan group with a stated goal of "making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets". Booker was honored in October 2009 by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence with the Sarah Brady Visionary Award for his work in reducing gun violence. As Mayor, crime dropped significantly in Newark, which led the nation in violent crime reduction from 2006 to 2008. … Read More
However, his administration imposed one-day-a-month furloughs for all non-uniformed employees from July through December 2010, as well as 2% pay cuts for managers and directors earning more than $100,000 a year. In 2008 and 2009 the City of Newark received the Government Finance Officers Association's "Distinguished Budget Presentation Award". … Read More
On April 12, 2012, Booker saved a woman from a house fire, suffering smoke inhalation and second degree burns on his hands in the process. … Read More
On January 11, 2013 Booker filed papers to form a campaign committee, without announcing whether or not he would run. … Read More
Booker subsequently won the next regular election for the Senate seat against Jeff Bell in 2014.
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