Chris Christie

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Chris Christie is the 55th Governor of New Jersey who has been in office since 2010. He is also the first Republican to win a statewide election in New Jersey in 12 years.

Born in Newark and raised in Livingston, Governor Christie has lived in New Jersey his entire life, except to attend college at the University of Delaware. After graduating college in 1984, Christie attended Seton Hall University School of Law graduating in 1987 and joined a Cranford law firm, where he was soon named a partner. He was elected a Freeholder in Morris County, and served as Director of the Board in 1997. In 1998 Christie registered as a lobbyist for the legal representation firm Dughi, Hewit & Palatucci. President George W. Bush appointed Christie as the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey in 2002 where he served until his resignation 2008.

In January 2009, Christie won the Republican Primary and defeated incumbent Governor Jon Corzine in the New Jersey gubernatorial election. Christie was rumored to be a possible candidate in the 2012 Presidential Election but declined to run. He did, however, deliver the keynote address at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

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@GovChristie
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State of New Jersey
Office of the Governor
P O Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625

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