Chris Christie

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Chris Christie
Christie at the 2011 Time 100 gala.
55th Governor of New Jersey
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 19, 2010
Lieutenant Kim Guadagno
Preceded by Jon Corzine
United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey
In office
January 17, 2002 – December 1, 2008[1]
Nominated by George W. Bush
Preceded by Robert Cleary
Succeeded by Ralph Marra (Acting)
Member of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders
In office
January 1, 1995 – January 1, 1998
Personal details
Born Christopher James Christie[2]
September 6, 1962 (1962-09-06) (age 51)
Newark, New Jersey
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Pat Foster (m. 1986–present) «start: (1986)»"Marriage: Mary Pat Foster to Chris Christie" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Christie)
Children Andrew (b. 1993)
Sarah (b. 1996)
Patrick (b. 2000)
Bridget (b. 2003)
Residence Mendham, New Jersey
Alma mater University of Delaware
Seton Hall University
Religion Roman Catholic[3]
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Christopher James "Chris" Christie (born September 6, 1962) is an American politician. In 2010, he became the 55th Governor of New Jersey. He was the first Republican to win a statewide election in New Jersey in 12 years. Some people think Christie will be a leading candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2016.[4][5][6]

Christie was born on September 6, 1962 in Newark, New Jersey. He is of Irish-Scottish-Sicilian descent. Christie studied at the University of Delaware and at Seton Hall University. He has been married to Mary Pat Foster since 1986. They have four children.

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