Cory Booker is an American Democratic politician born in 1969 in Washington, D.C. Booker is the junior United States Senator that represents New Jersey. He is also the former Mayor of Newark, New Jersey. Booker played college football at Stanford University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science as well as a Master of Arts in sociology. He later earned a Rhodes Scholarship and attended the University of Oxford. Booker stared his career in politics as a member of the city council in Newark from 1998 to 2002.