Cory Booker was raised in Harrington Park, living his life as a proud New Jerseyan. Booker received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, where he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and went on to study at the University of Oxford. At the age of 29, Booker was elected to the Newark City Council from the city's Central Ward. In the 17 years since, Booker has worked tirelessly at the local and national levels to improve the lives of New Jerseyans and Americans. Starting in 2006, Booker proudly served as Newark's mayor for more than seven years. During his tenure, the city entered its largest period of economic growth since the 1960s. On October 16, 2013, Booker won a special election to represent New Jersey in the United States Senate. On November 4th, 2014, Senator Booker was re-elected to a full six year term. As New Jersey's junior Senator, Cory Booker has brought an innovative and bipartisan approach to tackling some of the most difficult problems facing New Jersey and our country.