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Date of Birth:
September 6, 1962
Livingston, New Jersey, United States In a Relationship With:
Mary Pat Foster Best Quotes:
“And the greatest lesson that mom ever taught me though was this one. She told me there would be times in your life when you have to choose between being loved and being respected. Now she said to always pick being respected.”
“If you're sick, take your sick day. If you don't take your sick day, know what your reward is? You weren't sick - that was the reward.”
“Everyone wants to demagogue everyone else. That may be good politics, but it's awful policy.”
Chris Christie (born Christopher James Christie on September 6, 1962 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American politician. Chris’s family moved to Livingston, New Jersey, in wake of the 1967 Newark riots. Chris lived in Livingston until he graduated from Livingston High School. He attended the University of Delaware, graduating in 1984 with a Bachelor’s in Political Science. He completed his legal degree in 1987 from Seton Hall. He joined a law firm in 1987. He volunteered for President George H.W. Bush’s reelection campaign. Chris ran for the New Jersey General Assembly in 1995, but lost. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Chris the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey. During his tenure, Chris doubled the size of the state’s anti-corruption unit. He held the position until 2008. In 2009, Chris announced he would run for Governor of New Jersey. After winning the Republican primary, Chris was successfully elected as the state’s 55th governor. He was reelected in 2013. Though Chris was considered a possible candidate in the 2012 Presidential Election, he decided not to run. In 2013, two of the three traffic lanes in Fort Lee, New Jersey, leading to the George Washington Bridge were closed by one of his Senior aides as a form of political retribution. Though Chris was cleared of any wrongdoing, it damaged his personal image. In June 2015, Chris announced that he would run for President in the 2016 Elections.
Best Known For:
Chris Christie is best known as an American politician, serving as Governor of New Jersey.
Chris married fellow University Delaware student Mary Pat Foster in 1986. They have two boys together. Though Chris is known for his weight, having once weight more than 300 pounds in 2012, he announced in 2013 that he had underwent weight loss surgery and successfully shed 40 pounds.