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Chris Christie

Chris Christie
Personal data
Date of birthSeptember 6, 1962(age 53)
Place of birthNewark, New Jersey
Birth nameChristopher James Christie
Political partyRepublican Party
SpouseMary Pat Foster
ChildrenAndrew (b. 1993)
Sarah (b. 1996)
Patrick (b. 2000)
Bridget (b. 2003)
Alma materUniversity of Delaware
Seton Hall University
ReligionRoman Catholic
55th Governor of New Jersey
Assumed officeJanuary 19, 2010
LieutenantKim Guadagno
Preceded byJon Corzine
United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey
In officeJanuary 17, 2002 - December 1, 2008
Nominated byGeorge W. Bush
Succeeded byRalph Marra (Acting)
Preceded byRobert Cleary

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Christopher James "Chris" Christie (born September 6, 1962) is the 55th and current Governor of New Jersey. Upon his election to the governorship in November 2009, Christie became the first Republican to win a statewide election in New Jersey in 12 years. In 2011, he considered entering the race for the Republican Presidential nomination but ultimately decided not to run. Christie, an attorney, previously served as United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey and as a Morris County, New Jersey Freeholder.

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