Chris Christie : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education, Salary and Wiki Bio
Christopher James Christie is an American Politician and Political commentator know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education, Salary and Wiki Bio
|Birthdate||6 September 1962|
|Age (as of 2021)||59 years|
|Place of Birth||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Spouse/Partner||Mary Pat Christie (m. 1986)|
|Children||Andrew Christie, Sarah Christie, Patrick Christie, Bridget Christie|
|Parents||Sondra and Wilbur James|
|Education||University of Delaware|
|Profession||Former Governor of New Jersey|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
|Last Update||Nonember 2021|
Christopher James Christie is an American politician, political commentator, lobbyist and former federal prosecutor who served as the 55th Governor of New Jersey from 2010 to 2018.
On June 30, 2015, he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election. He suspended his candidacy on February 10, 2016. Later, he endorsed eventual winner Donald Trump and was named head of Trump's transition planning team.
Early Life and Family
Christie was born in Newark, New Jersey, to Sondra and Wilbur James.His mother was of Italian ancestry, and his father is of German, Scottish, and Irish descent.Christie's family moved to Livingston, New Jersey, after the 1967 Newark riots,and Christie lived there until he graduated from Livingston High School in 1980.
At Livingston High School, Christie served as class president, played catcher for the baseball team, and was selected as a New Jersey Representative to the United States Senate Youth Program.Christie graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1984; while there, he served as president of the student body.He graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law with a J.D. in 1987.
Chris Christie Wife
Christie married Mary Pat Foster, a fellow student at the University of Delaware. After marrying, they shared a studio apartment in Summit, New Jersey.Mary Pat Christie pursued a career in investment banking and eventually worked at the Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald; she left the firm in 2001 following the September 11 attacks.Through April 2015 she was a managing director at the Wall Street investment firm Angelo, Gordon & Co.Christie and Mary Pat have four children named Andrew , Sarah , Patrick and Bridget.The family resides in Mendham Township.
Chris Christie Net Worth
Christopher James Christie is an American politician, political commentator and former federal prosecutor hasa an estimated Net Worth around $5 Million in 2021.
Christie joined the Cranford, New Jersey legal office of Dughi, Hewit & Palatucci in 1987.He became a partner in the firm in 1993.Christie's areas of expertise included securities law, appellate practise, election law, and public affairs. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association, as well as the New Jersey State Bar Association's Election Law Committee. Christie was a registered statehouse lobbyist for Dughi and Hewit from 1999 to 2001.
Christie volunteered for President George H. W. Bush's re-election campaign in New Jersey in 1992 and became friends with Bill Palatucci, Bush's state director. Christie decided to run for office after the campaign and relocated to Mendham Township. Christie challenged New Jersey Senate Majority Leader John H. Dorsey in a primary election in 1993. Christie's candidacy, however, came to an end after Dorsey successfully challenged Christie's petition to appear on the ballot.
In 1994, Christie was elected as a Republican to the Board of Chosen Freeholders, or legislators, for Morris County, New Jersey, after he and a running mate defeated incumbent freeholders in the party primary. Following the election, the defeated incumbents filed a defamation lawsuit against Christie based on statements made during the primary campaign.
President George W. Bush appointed Christie as the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey on December 7, 2001.Christie said incorrectly during a Republican presidential debate in August 2015 that he was appointed by President Bush on September 10, 2001, and that the 9/11 attacks occurred the next day in his state. Christie's lack of experience has been criticised by certain members of the New Jersey bar. He had never practised in a federal courtroom and had limited familiarity with criminal law at the time. Christie received overwhelming Republican Party support in New Jersey.
Christie filed as a candidate for the office of governor on January 8, 2009.Former Governor Thomas Kean helped Christie campaign and raise money.In the primary on June 2, Christie won the Republican nomination with 55% of the vote, defeating opponents Steve Lonegan and Rick Merkt.He then chose Kimberly Guadagno, Monmouth County sheriff, to complete his campaign ticket as a candidate for lieutenant governor. On November 3, Christie defeated Jon Corzine by a margin of 49% to 45%, with 6% of the vote going to independent candidate Chris Daggett.
In November 2013, Christie was elected chairman of the Republican Governors Association, succeeding Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.Christie campaigned extensively on behalf of Republican governors running for re-election.In the first three months of 2014, the RGA raised a record sum for the first quarter of a mid-term election year, and almost doubled the amount raised by the Democratic Governors Association during the same period.