NEWARK – Cory Booker has launched a run for the United States Senate. Booker, the energetic Mayor of Newark New Jersey has been a community leader is often spoken of as a future presidential candidate is perhaps taking the first steps in that direction.
Mayor Booker Campaigns for Senate
Mayor Cory Booker has been a leader in Newark, often with his smart phone in his hand dealing with problems first hand. Between Twitter, and Facebook, Mayor Booker has developed an empathy with the people in his city.
During winter storms, and during Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Booker was tireless. Taking Tweets, and directing the needs of residents in the community.
Leading from the front, using new technology
Cory Booker promises that he won’t run from problems. The Mayor states that in Washington, that is what has been happening.
Booker has served as Mayor in Newark since 2006, previously he was a city council member.
Cory Booker’s reputation is as a hands on politician. He has gained that reputation from his personal involvement in public service. That has included including a ten-day hunger strike outdoors to draw attention to the dangers of open-air drug dealing. Booker has also spent time living on a “food stamp” budget to raise awareness of food insecurity.
He also gained recognition for shoveling the driveway of a constituent upon request.
During Hurricane Sandy, Booker invited storm victims into his home.
He is also known for helping a constituent propose to his girlfriend, rescuing a dog from freezing temperatures, and saving a woman from a house fire at his own risk.
Considered one of the most prominent Democrats in New Jersey, Booker formally declared his candidacy for the United States Senate in the 2013 special election to succeed Frank Lautenberg, who died in office.