Chris Christie, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Chris Christie

55th Governor of New Jersey, former U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey

Date of Birth: 06-Sep-1962

Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, United States

Profession: lawyer, politician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Chris Christie

  • Christopher James Christie (born September 6, 1962) is an American politician, former federal prosecutor, and political commentator who served as the 55th Governor of New Jersey from 2010 to 2018.
  • Christie was born in Newark, New Jersey and raised in Livingston, New Jersey.
  • After graduating in 1984 from the University of Delaware, he earned a J.D.
  • at Seton Hall University School of Law.
  • A Republican, Christie was elected county freeholder (legislator) for Morris County, New Jersey, serving from 1995 to 1998.
  • By 2002, he had campaigned for Presidents George H.
  • W.
  • Bush and George W.
  • Bush; the latter appointed him U.S.
  • Attorney for New Jersey, a position he held from 2002 to 2008. Christie won the 2009 Republican primary for Governor of New Jersey and defeated Democratic incumbent Jon Corzine in the general election.
  • In his first term, he was credited with cutting spending, capping property tax growth, and engaging in recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy.
  • He was re-elected by a wide margin in 2013.
  • During his second term as governor, Christie's standing was damaged by the Fort Lee lane closure scandal.
  • After that time, he ranked among the least popular governors in the United States.
  • Christie chaired the Republican Governors Association during the 2014 election cycle.
  • On June 30, 2015, he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election.
  • He suspended his candidacy on February 10, 2016.
  • Later, he endorsed eventual winner Donald Trump and was named head of Trump's transition planning team.
  • Christie left office in 2018 at the conclusion of his second term as Governor of New Jersey.

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