U.S. Senate, New Jersey
- First African-American Senator from New Jersey
- A passionate advocate for criminal justice reform - he's currently working on reform legislation with Republican Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz
- As Mayor of Newark, the city entered its biggest period of economic growth since the 1960s
Since winning a special election to fill the term of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg, becoming New Jersey's first African-American senator - and winning a full term on November 4, 2014, Senator Booker has stayed connected to the people of New Jersey and the challenges they face every day.
In his first year as Senator, he worked to break down the old partisan barriers that have made Washington so removed from the everyday concerns of Americans. He is one of the leading voices in the country for addressing poverty. He has reached across the aisle to work on issues such as reforming the criminal justice system - co-sponsoring the REDEEM Act with Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. He also co-sponsored and voted for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and the Respect for Marriage Act.
His inspirational leadership and vision as Mayor helped transform the city of Newark into a story of hope and change. With his strong national following and growing number of Twitter followers, Cory continues to make positive changes as New Jersey’s Senator.
You can read more about Cory HERE.