Chris Christie is an American Politician and has been 55th Governor of New Jersey since 2010, born on 6 September 1962, In Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
He is the son of Wilbur James Christie, a certified public accountant, and his wife Sondra, a telephone receptionist. His father is German Scottish and Irish descent. His mother was Italian ancestry. He has one sister Dawn Christie Clark.
In 1986, He married Mary Pat Foster. They have two sons and two daughters.
In 1984, He completed his graduation with the Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Delaware. In December 1987, He had admitted to the New Jersy State Bar Association and bar of the United States District Court, District of New Jersey.
After completing his education, He Joined the Dughi, Hewit and Palatucci, the lawn firm in Canford. He was the hardworking and prudent lawyer. He had worked as a registered statehouse lobbyist for Dughi and Hewitt from 1999 to 2001. In 2001, He was appointed as the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey by President George W. Bush. He had received overwhelming support from the Republican Party. In 2002, He had become the Chief Federal Law Enforcement Officer in New Jersey, a post he serves till 2008. There were 137 attorneys in his office. Tackling public corruption was made a high priority during his tenure. He had decided to run for the Governor’s office in 2009 and was helped by the former Governor Thomas Kean in his campaign. He had assumed office as the Governor of New Jersey on 19 January 2010. When he had taken office, New Jersey was reeling under an economic crisis and he accepted the challenge of reviving the state. He had also helped to revitalize the economy of New Jersey and claimed to have delivered balanced annual budgets as required by the New Jersey Constitution without increasing taxes though he did reduce tax credits. In 2013, He had run for a second term in office and he won the election by defeating Barbara Buono by a huge margin, thus proving his popularity. Currently, He is serving his second term as the Governor of New Jersey.
- Christie had defeated Democratic incumbent Gov. Jon Corzine in the 2009 governor’s race.
- He has been a fan of Dallas Cowboys since childhood.
- His nickname is ‘Big Boy’.
- Although Christie is a long-time Republican, He is an advocate for the path to citizenship.
Awards and Achievements:
- He has been Awarded Honorary doctorate degrees from the Monmouth University and the Rutgers University.
What can we learn from him??
Like Chris Christie, Just open your mind to everywhere. You should have knowledge about of all things that what you do.