Chris Christie is an American Republican politician born in 1962 in Newark, New Jersey. Christie is the 55th Governor of New Jersey. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1984 and attained a J.D. at Seton Hall University. In 2002, he became the United States Attorney for New Jersey. Christie began his campaign for Governor of New Jersey in 2009. He won the election by beating the incumbent Jon Corzine. Christie was later re-elected in 2013. Christie is married to Mary Pat Foster and has four children.