In 2013, he ran for a second term in office and won the election by defeating Barbara Buono by a huge margin, thus proving his popularity
Equally commendable was the administration’s rescue and rehabilitation work in the aftermath of the Hurricane Sandy in 2012
He approved 23 new charter schools in January 2011 which included the state’s first independent school for children with autism
He signed three state pension reform bills in March 2010 which were passed with bipartisan support
He decided to run for the Governor’s office in 2009 and was helped by the former Governor Thomas Kean in his campaign
In 2002, he became the Chief Federal Law Enforcement Officer in New Jersey, a post he served till 2008
He worked as a registered statehouse lobbyist for Dughi and Hewit from 1999 to 2001
Christie, a Republican, was elected to the Board of Chosen Freeholders for Morris County in 1994 and the next year he announced that he would run for a seat in the New Jersey General assembly
He was a hard working and prudent lawyer who was made a partner in the firm in 1993
He joined the law firm of Dughi, Hewit & Palatucci in New Jersey in 1987
He met fellow student Mary Pat at the University of Delaware and married her in 1986
He studied political science from the University of Delaware and graduated in 1984
He attended Livingston High School from where he graduated in 1980
He was born on September 6, 1962 to Wilbur James Christie and Sondra Grasso
In 1971, he moved to Studio apartment in Manhattan, New York and became involved with larger building projects. In the following year, he finalized first multi-million dollar real estate transaction with the sale of Swifton village in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In 1985, he bought Mar-a-lago estate in Palm beach, Florida and renovated the Barbizon hotel and 100 Central Park South.
In 1988, he bought the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
In 1989, he bought a fleet of Boeing 727 airplanes to form Trump air shuttle service. Unfortunately a helicopter crash killed three Trump casino executives which lead to big issue.
By 1989, poor business decisions left him unable to meet loan payments but he somehow financed the construction of his third casino, the $1 million Taj Mahal, with high-interest junk bonds. The increasing debt soon brought him to business bankruptcy.
In 1990, he regained his previous stable financial position and fame and opened the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. Soon he gained approval for Riverside south development of West Side rail yards.
In 1996, he got the ownership of Miss Universe Organization which produces the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Tean USA pageants.
In 2003, he became joint partner with the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) where he became the executive producer and host of the NBC reality show, ‘The Apprentice’ which became a huge success. Following its success, he co-produced a show, ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ along with British TV producer Mark Burnett.
On October 21, 2004, Trump Hotels and Casino & Resorts declared a restructuring of its debt which led to a reduction in his individual ownership from 56 percent to 27 percent. The company applied for Chapter 11 Protection in November and soon the company re-emerged from bankruptcy as ‘Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings’.