Chris Christie Fast Facts
(CNN) — Here's a look at the life of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Personal: Birth date: September 6, 1962
Birth place: Newark, New Jersey
Birth name: Christopher James Christie
Father: Wilbur "Bill" Christie, an accountant
Mother: Sondra (Grasso) Christie
Marriage: Mary Pat (Foster) Christie (1986-present)
Children: Bridget, 2003; Patrick, 2000; Sarah, 1996; Andrew, 1993
Education: University of Delaware, B.A., 1984; Seton Hall University, J.D., 1987
Religion: Roman Catholic
Other: While serving as the U.S. attorney for New Jersey, Christie prosecuted over 130 public officials for corruption.
Is a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen, claims to have been to over 100 of his performances.
Timeline: 1977 - Volunteers for Republican Tom Kean's gubernatorial campaign.
1987-2002 - Attorney at Dughi, Hewitt & Palatucci law firm.
1992 - Co-coordinates George H.W. Bush's New Jersey re-election efforts.
1993 - Becomes a partner at Dughi, Hewit & Palatucci law firm.
1995-1997 - Member of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
1997 - Director of the Freeholder Board.
2002-2008 - U.S. attorney for New Jersey. Earns a reputation for being tough on corruption.
November 3, 2009 - Defeats Democrat Jon Corzine, winning the election for governor.
January 19, 2010-present - Republican Governor of New Jersey.
November 26, 2012 - Announces that he will run for re-election.
February 4, 2012 - During an appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman," Christie pulls a doughnut out of his pocket and begins eating it mid-interview. Christie's weight has often been commented on in the media and mocked by comedians.
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