2016 Presidential Candidate, Former Governor of New Jersey
Chris Christie was inaugurated as the 55th governor of New Jersey on Jan. 19, 2010. During his time in office, Christie emphasized the issues of fiscal responsibility, pension and health benefit reform, education reform and the opioid crisis gripping the state and the nation. In 2015, Christie announced his presidential bid, but he suspended his campaign the following year. President Donald Trump appointed Christie as Chairman of the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis in 2017. Prior to his term as governor, Christie served as the U.S. Attorney of the District of New Jersey.