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Cory Booker
Cory Booker, official portrait, 114th Congress.jpg
United States Senator
from New Jersey
Assumed office
October 31, 2013
Serving with Bob Menendez
Preceded by Jeffrey Chiesa
Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
In office
July 1, 2006 – October 31, 2013
Preceded by Sharpe James
Succeeded by Luis Quintana
Member of the Newark City Council
from the Central Ward
In office
July 1, 1998 – June 30, 2002
Preceded by George Branch
Succeeded by Charles Bell
Personal details
Born
Cory Anthony Booker

April 27, 1969 (1969-04-27) (age 50)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Stanford University
Queen's College, Oxford
Yale Law School

Cory Anthony Booker (born April 27, 1969) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New Jersey. He is a member of the U.S. Democratic Party. He has been in office since 2013. Before being senator, he served as mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013.

In February 2019, Booker announced his presidential campaign for the 2020 presidential election.

2020 presidential campaign

Many news articles believe that Booker would be a popular Democratic candidate for the 2020 presidential election against Donald Trump. On February 1, 2019, Booker launched his presidential campaign for the Democratic nomination.

Personal life

His brother is Cary Booker II, named after their father Cary Booker. In 1969, his parents fought hard against racism by insisting to buy a house in an area where black people were not welcome.

He is dating Rosario Dawson.


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