Cory Booker

American politician (born 1969)

Cory Anthony Booker (born April 27, 1969) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New Jersey. He is a member of the U.S. Democratic Party. He has been in office since 2013. Before being senator, he served as mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013.

Cory Booker
United States Senator
from New Jersey
Assumed office
October 31, 2013
Serving with Bob Menendez
Preceded byJeffrey Chiesa
Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
In office
July 1, 2006 – October 31, 2013
Preceded bySharpe James
Succeeded byLuis Quintana
Member of the Newark City Council
from the Central Ward
In office
July 1, 1998 – June 30, 2002
Preceded byGeorge Branch
Succeeded byCharles Bell
Personal details
Cory Anthony Booker

(1969-04-27) April 27, 1969 (age 55)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materStanford University
Queen's College, Oxford
Yale Law School
WebsiteSenate website
Campaign website

His first mayoral campaign in Newark, New Jersey, against incumbent Mayor Sharpe James in 2002, was documented in the 2005 feature movie Street Fight.

From February 2019 to January 2020, Booker unsuccessfully ran for the 2020 Democratic nomination for President of the United States.

2020 presidential campaign


Many news articles believe that Booker would be a popular Democratic candidate for the 2020 presidential election against Donald Trump.

On February 1, 2019, Booker launched his presidential campaign for the Democratic nomination.[1] He ended his campaign on January 13, 2020.[2]

Personal life


His brother is Cary Booker II, named after their father Cary Booker.[3] In 1969, his parents fought hard against racism by insisting to buy a house in an area where black people were not welcome.[4]

He dated actress Rosario Dawson from 2019 until 2022.[5][6][7]

In 2020, he learned that he and entertainer RuPaul are cousins; they discovered it by appearing on the TV show Finding Your Roots.[8]


  1. "Cory Booker Announced 2020 Campaign". Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  2. "Cory Booker drops out of the presidential race". NBC News. January 13, 2020.
  3. Burke, Caroline (2019-02-01). "Cary Booker, Cory Booker's Brother: 5 Fast Facts to Know". Heavy. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  4. Joanne Palmer. A love story - Cory Booker talks about growing up in Harrington Park, falling in love with Judaism. Jewish Standard. October 12, 2014
  5. Kurtz, Judy (March 14, 2019). "Rosario Dawson confirms relationship with Booker". The Hill. Washington, D.C.: Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsidiary of News Communications, Inc.
  6. "Rosario Dawson and Sen. Cory Booker Have Split After More Than 2 Years as a Couple". People. February 13, 2022.
  7. "Cory Booker and Rosario Dawson Break Up After Three Years of Dating". Vanity Fair. February 13, 2022.
  8. "See RuPaul and Cory Booker react to finding out they're cousins". CNN. October 29, 2020.

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