Cory Booker has been a senator since 2013 after winning the seat vacated by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg. He won his first full term in 2014. He is a Democratic candidate for president in 2020.
Prior to entering the Senate , Booker served two terms as mayor of Newark, NJ, where he continues to live.
Booker received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, where he played on the varsity football team. While at Stanford, he also was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and went on to study at the University of Oxford, where he received an honors degree in History. Booker earned his law degree at Yale.
At the age of twenty-nine, Booker was elected to the Newark City Council from the city's Central Ward. In the 17 years since, he has worked tirelessly at the local and national levels to improve the lives of New Jerseyans and all Americans.