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Cory Booker

Corey Booker

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Season 1, Episode 2: "John Lewis and Cory Booker"

The Honorable Cory A. Booker is an American politician, former Mayor of Newark and the junior United States Senator from New Jersey.

Elected with a clear mandate for change, Mayor Booker began work on realizing a bold vision for the City. Newark’s mission is to set a national standard for urban transformation by marshalling its resources to achieve security, economic abundance and an environment that is nurturing and empowering for individuals and families.

Mayor Booker and his Administration, together with the City’s residents, have made meaningful strides towards achieving the City’s mission by tackling significant challenges with innovation, new coalitions, creative public private partnerships and building on the already existing great foundation in New Jersey’s most historic city.Mayor Booker and his team have more than doubled the rate of affordable housing production; created the City’s largest expansion of parks and recreation spaces in over a century with nearly 50 acres of new or refurbished parks; and brought more than $1billion of new economic development into the City (including the first new hotels under construction in the City’s downtown in 40 years and the first new office tower under construction in 20 years). Business attraction has also been a focus for Mayor Booker and his team – they have attracted new large businesses (including Panasonic, Manishewitz and audible.com) to relocate their national and international headquarters to Newark and, through the City’s economic development corporation, created a small and midsize business loan fund that has helped over 50 businesses start or expand. Mayor Booker has also attracted national attention for his education reform efforts –already succeeding in significantly expanding high quality public education options for families and leading in the creation of new strong educational and career development opportunities for Newark’s disaffected youth.

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