The Honorable Cory A. Booker, 42, is the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, the largest city in the State of New Jersey. Mayor Booker is presently serving in his second term. Newark is fast becoming recognized as one of America’s rising cities of hope and promise.
Mayor Booker’s leadership in these signifant civic strides has been recognized by numerous magazines and other media outlets, including being named to the 2011 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. First Lady Michelle Obama selected Mayor Booker to serve as Honorary Co-Vice Chair of the Partnership for a Healthier America. This is an independent non-partisan foundation designed to further the goals of the First Lady’s Let’s Move campaign.
Mayor Booker received his B. A. and M. A. from Stanford University and a B.A. in Modern History at Oxford University as a Rhoades Scholar. He completed his law degree at Yale University.
The National Launch of African Americans for Obama
Mayor Booker shared with me that he has traveling across the country and black churches are appreciative of President Obama‘s accomplishments in communities. It’s election 2012 and “we cant just clap him back in, hope him back in and pray him back in.” He said, “all elections are ultimately won on work, sweat, effort and sacrifice.”
It’s a call to our country, not a racial call but to those who believe in the kinds of changes President Obama is making from “expanding PELL grants, securing our educational future to investing in new energy.”