Chris Christie

Chris Christie biography

Christopher James "Chris" Christie (born September 6, 1962) is the current governor of the 55th and New Jersey. After his election as governor in November 2009, Christie has become the first Republican to win an election in New Jersey in 12 years. Christie, a lawyer, was previously U.S. District Court of New Jersey.

Chris Christie was born in Newark, New Jersey, son of Sondra and Bill Christie Christie Grasso.  He grew up in Livingston, a graduate of Livingston High School . Christie graduated from the University of Delaware with a BA in political science in 1984 and Seton Hall University School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 1987. Christie has been called to the Bar of the State of New Jersey and the Bar Association of the District Court of the United States, District of New Jersey in December 1987.

In 1986, Christie married Mary Pat Foster, another student at the University of Delaware. After marriage, they shared a one bedroom apartment in Summit, New Jersey. Mary Pat Christie has pursued a career in investment banking, eventually working on Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald. She left the company in 2001 after the September 11 attacks, only recently returned to work part-time.  They have four children, Andrew (born 1993), Sarah (b. 1996), Patrick (born 2000) and Bridget (born 2003).  Christie and his family live in the Township of Mendham.

Christie is a Sicilian and Irish descent.