Cory Booker, U.S. Senator from New Jersey

Cory Booker

U.S. Senator from New Jersey

Cory Anthony Booker was born in April 1969 in Washington, D.C.  He earned an undergraduate degree in political science and a Master of Arts in sociology from Stanford University. He also played football for that university and was his senior class president. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University, earning a degree in United States history from The Queen’s College. He earned a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School.

He served as staff attorney for the Urban Justice Center in Newark, New Jersey, and won a seat on the Municipal Council of Newark. He served on the council until his election as Mayor of Newark, a position he held across three terms until his election to the United States Senate. He assumed his office in October 2013. He entered the primary in the 2020 presidential election but later withdrew.

Booker has never married. He is a member of the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Newark.

In the News…

During recent interviews, and when pushed to criticize South Carolina‘s Senator Tim Scott, Senator Cory Booker praised Senator Scott for his work on police reform legislation.

On the anniversary of the death of George Floyd, Senator Booker spoke about his work with Senator Scott on police reform. “I’m working principally with Tim Scott and a handful of others. I have had moments in this negotiation that have given me solace and strength as I watch Tim Scott share stories about his own encounters with police, even as a United States senator,” Senator Booker said. “He is not caving to the politics of this. He is sincere. We may have disagreements on a lot of the parts of the bill, but I’m telling you, as a Black man, Tim Scott is sincere in wanting to see us address these problems.”

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Booker today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey
359 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


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