On July 9, Brookings hosted a discussion with Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) on the economy, job creation, tax reform and the budget. Governor Christie outlined his bipartisan efforts and accomplishments to restore fiscal integrity and accountability to state and local government.
Governor Christie was elected on November 3rd, 2009 and sworn in as New Jersey's 55th Governor on January 19, 2010. After graduating from the University of Delaware in 1984, he attended Seton Hall University School of Law graduating in 1987. He joined a Cranford law firm and soon was named a partner. Governor Christie was named U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey in 2002. As the chief federal law enforcement officer in New Jersey, he earned praise from leaders in both parties and drew national attention for his efforts in battling political corruption, corporate crime, human trafficking, gangs, terrorism and polluters.
Vice President Darrell West, director of Governance Studies at Brookings, provided introductory remarks. Senior Fellow Ted Gayer, co-director of Economic Studies at Brookings, moderated the discussion with Governor Christie to include questions from the audience. You can follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #BIChristie.