Chris Christie

Chris Christie was sworn in as Governor of New Jersey on January 19, 2010, and re-elected to a second term on November 5, 2013.

Under Governor Christie, New Jersey has taken on the biggest and toughest challenges with real solutions and bipartisan cooperation. He has implemented an aggressive reform agenda to restore fiscal integrity and accountability to state and local government; lowered New Jersey’s property taxes; reformed the state’s pension and health benefits system; and improved public education to ensure every child has access to a quality education.

In his first term, Governor Christie fought for and achieved passage of a 2 percent cap on property taxes; landmark public employee pension and health benefit reforms that will save taxpayers over $130 billion over the next 30 years; four balanced budgets that did not raise taxes; and $2.35 billion in job-creating tax cuts. After years of decline, New Jersey’s economy has turned around, and more than 143,100 private sector jobs have been added under Governor Christie’s watch.

In addition, Governor Christie has made education reform a top priority of his Administration, working to turn around failing schools, improve accountability, create a fair and meaningful evaluation system for teachers and principals and increase school choice in the state’s worst performing districts. Governor Christie provided billions of dollars in additional state aid for New Jersey schools, setting a historic high for school funding three consecutive years. In August 2012, Governor Christie signed into law landmark bipartisan tenure reform, modernizing the nation’s oldest tenure law to increase teacher effectiveness and accountability in the classroom.

Since Superstorm Sandy struck in 2012, New Jersey has made real, substantial strides toward recovery and rebuilding. The Christie Administration has launched dozens of programs and services at an unprecedented pace to put displaced New Jerseyans back in their homes; reopen businesses damaged or destroyed by Sandy; and repair and improve infrastructure to withstand future storms.

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Areas of Practice 1) Securities Law, 2) Election Law and 3) Government Affairs
Law School Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D. 1987)
Education University of Delaware (B.A.1984)
Most recent firm State of New Jersey
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