Cory Booker
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"Cory Anthony Booker" is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New Jersey, in office since 2013. Previously he served as List of mayors of Newark, New Jersey/Mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013.

Booker was born in Washington, D.C. and then raised in Harrington Park, New Jersey. He attended Stanford University, where he played college football and received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Master of Arts in sociology, before earning a Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford. Upon returning home, he received his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School.

Booker began his political career as a Newark, New Jersey#Local government/Newark City Councilor from 1998 to 2002. He ran for Mayor in 2002, but lost to incumbent Sharpe James; he ran again in 2006 and won against deputy mayor Ronald Rice. During his tenure as Mayor, his priorities were reducing crime and encouraging economic development projects. He gained a national reputation for his personal involvement in public service, particularly through his use of social media tools such as Twitter to connect with constituents.

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I think that whatever administration that comes in must take a hard look at that project and make sure it's the best deal for all of our residents.

We will make a city hall that truly serves the people who live there.

I think with Sharpe James, anything was possible.