Cory Booker

US Senator, State of New Jersey (D)

Cory Booker is a US senator representing New Jersey. He won a special election in October 2013 to complete the term of the late senator Frank Lautenberg and was reelected in 2014. He previously was elected to two terms as mayor of Newark, beginning in 2006, and served on the Newark City Council before that. Booker serves on the Senate’s Commerce, Science, and Transportation; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; and Environment and Public Works Committees. He has worked on difficult issues including reforming the criminal justice system, expanding economic opportunity for New Jerseyans, and improving the nation’s infrastructure.

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“When they go low, we go high,” Michelle Obama famously said during the epically nasty 2016 presidential campaign. But... See more
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Since 1980, the number of people incarcerated in the United States has more than quadrupled; the nation now has the... See more
After a week of Aspen Ideas, we asked several of our speakers to reflect on how to put great ideas into action. Each... See more
The biggest threat to our democracy by far is our inability to educate children in America, suggests Newark Mayor Cory... See more
Urbanization is increasing faster than our population. Cities face enormous challenges ranging from social and economic... See more