Speaker Bio

Chris Christie

Chris Christie was inaugurated as the 55th Governor of the State of New Jersey on January 19, 2010. He was re-elected in November of 2013 and served two full terms as Governor. He left office in January of 2018. During his time in office, Governor Christie emphasized the issues of fiscal responsibility, pension and health benefit reform, education reform and the opioid crisis gripping his state and the nation. He also devised the state’s landmark response to Superstorm Sandy, leading the rebuilding of the state’s housing, infrastructure and public schools and setting a bi-partisan example for storm recovery.

On March 29, 2017, President Donald J. Trump appointed Governor Christie as Chairman of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. Governor Christie led the Commission on a seven-month investigation of this issue, holding hearings around the country. Prior to his service as Governor, he served as the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey from January 2002 to December 2008.

Governor Christie authored “Let Me Finish,” a political and personal autobiography, which was published by Hachette Books in January 2019. The book premiered at number five on The New York Times best seller list and stayed on the list for an additional three weeks. He is now a Senior Legal and Political Commentator for ABC News and the Managing Member of the Christie Law Firm and Christie 55 Solutions, LLC in Morristown, NJ. Governor Christie married his wife Mary Pat in 1986. They have four children: Andrew, Sarah, Patrick and Bridget. They currently reside in Mendham and Bay Head, New Jersey.