Chris Christie

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  • Former Governor of New Jersey (2010-2018)
  • Managing Partner, Christie 55 Solutions
  • Appointed Chairman of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis by Donald J. Trump
  • United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey (2002-2008)



55th New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is currently a Senior Legal and Political Commentator for ABC News, the Managing Member of the Christie Law Firm and Christie 55 Solutions, LLC, and the author of The New York Times bestseller Let Me Finish, about his life and career in New Jersey and as a candidate for President. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Trump Presidential Transition Committee. 

Governor Christie spent his two terms in office emphasizing the issues of fiscal responsibility, pension, health benefit reform, education reform, and the opioid crisis gripping his state and the nation. He also devised the state’s groundbreaking response to Super-storm Sandy, leading the rebuilding of the state’s housing, infrastructure and public schools, and setting a bi-partisan example for storm recovery.

Lauded for his trademark charisma and candor, Governor Christie provides an in-depth understanding of what is happening in the nation’s capital and what it means for your industry, organization and employees. He highlights that achievable solutions and unrelenting leadership will help move us forward and help solve the most pressing issues in Washington.

 

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A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Chris Christie
  • Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute
  • M. Shanken Communications
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Alston & Bird, LLP
  • Concordia
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Governor Chris Christie transformed a state on the brink of financial ruin by balancing the budget, cutting the unemployment rate in half, reforming the criminal justice system and combating the opioid epidemic. From economic growth and job creation to healthcare reform and disaster relief, Governor ...

Governor Chris Christie transformed a state on the brink of financial ruin by balancing the budget, cutting the unemployment rate in half, reforming the criminal justice system and combating the opioid epidemic. From economic growth and job creation to healthcare reform and disaster relief, Governor Christie provides a comprehensive analysis of the key issues facing our nation. Through the lens of a leader at the state and national level, Christie provides an in depth understanding of what is happening in the nation’s capital and what it means for your industry, organization and employees. With his trademark charisma and candor, Governor Christie shows audiences that achievable solutions and unrelenting leadership will help us move forward and solve the most pressing issues in Washington.

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<p>GOP leader Chris Christie wants to unify the Republican Party</p>

GOP leader Chris Christie wants to unify the Republican Party

Former Governor CHRIS CHRISTIE is sparking rumors of a 2024 Presidential run, according to sources close to him, and many feel he is the right person for the job. The post-Trump Republican party is divided and Christie – who was supportive of Trump’s policies until his handling of the pandemic and claims of election fraud – is the leader with executive experience who can bring unity. Christie is as assertive as Trump but more even-tempered, and he is known as a middle ground in the party without sacrificing the party’s politics, as exemplified in his Wall Street Journal op-ed.  Lauded for his trademark charisma and candor, Governor Christie provides an in-depth understanding of what is happening in the nation’s capital and what it means for your industry, organization and employees. He receives rave reviews for all his events, such as this one from Motorola Solutions, saying "It was a grand slam! By FAR, Governor Christie was the favorite speaker at our meeting. Unanimously people were all blown away and loved his talk, candor and perspective."

<p>VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: In his virtual programs, Chris Christie discusses the current Administration, upcoming election, and how to move forward during these new realities</p>

VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: In his virtual programs, Chris Christie discusses the current Administration, upcoming election, and how to move forward during these new realities

Governor CHRIS CHRISTIE, as a virtual guest on The View weighed in on the recent protests, social issues, and the actions needed to restore American life.  In the Washington Post, as a former executive and advisor to President Trump, he shared his thoughts “What Trump must do now to reduce the coronavirus risk,” “Five actions we need to take to restore the American way of life,” and “Why we need to take reasonable risks to restore economic prosperity.”

Christie spent his two terms as New Jersey Governor emphasizing the issues of fiscal responsibility, pension, health benefit reform, education reform, and the opioid crisis gripping his state and the nation. He also devised the state’s groundbreaking response to Super-storm Sandy, leading the rebuilding of the state’s housing, infrastructure, and public schools, and setting a bi-partisan example for storm recovery. Lauded for his trademark charisma and candor, Christie provides an in-depth understanding of what is happening in the nation’s capital and what it means for your industry, organization, and employees. At engagements he receives rave reviews such as: "It was a grand slam... unanimously people were blown away and loved his talk, candor, and perspective" (Motorola Solutions); "We simply loved Chris-- he crushed it" (Alston & Bird, LLP); "He was an excellent speaker. Both informative and entertaining" (M. Shanken Communications).

<p>Speaker Spotlight: Chris Christie </p>

Speaker Spotlight: Chris Christie 

55th New Jersey Governor and political insider CHRIS CHRISTIE brings to life the current political landscape and key issues facing our nation. A current senior legal and political commentator for ABC News, the managing member of the Christie Law Firm and Christie 55 Solutions, LLC, and a former presidential candidate and Chairman of the Trump Presidential Transition Committee, Christie knows the ins-and-outs of the political system and what is happening in Washington and beyond. His political rise to power and insights into the Trump administration are documented in his New York Times bestselling memoir Let Me Finish.

Christie spent his two terms as New Jersey Governor emphasizing the issues of fiscal responsibility, pension, health benefit reform, education reform, and the opioid crisis gripping his state and the nation. He also devised the state’s groundbreaking response to Super-storm Sandy, leading the rebuilding of the state’s housing, infrastructure and public schools, and setting a bi-partisan example for storm recovery. Lauded for his trademark charisma and candor, Christie provides an in-depth understanding of what is happening in the nation’s capital and what it means for your industry, organization and employees. At engagements he receives rave reviews such as: "It was a grand slam... unanimously people were blown away and loved his talk, candor, and perspective" (Motorola Solutions); "We simply loved Chris-- he crushed it" (Alston & Bird, LLP); "He was an excellent speaker. Both informative and entertaining" (M. Shanken Communications).

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Biography

Chris Christie was inaugurated as the 55th Governor of the State of New Jersey on January 19, 2010. He was re-elected with 60% of the vote in November of 2013 and served two terms as Governor. He left office in January of 2018.

During his time in office, Governor Christie emphasized the issues of budget reform, pension and health benefit reform, school choice and education reform and the opioid crisis gripping his state and the nation. His March 2017 law restricting opioid prescriptions led to a 26% reduction in those prescriptions in its first year. He also devised the state’s groundbreaking 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.

Governor Christie was a leader among his colleagues as Governor. He was elected Chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2014, leading the organization to a record fundraising effort and the election of 31 Republican Governors. He also was elected to the Executive Committee of the National Governors Association and served from 2010-2013.

In 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. The Commission issued a final report on November 1, 2017. The report contained more than 65 substantive recommendations, all of which were adopted by President Trump.

As Governor, he was also the lead plaintiff in challenging the federal prohibition on sports gambling. His six-year fight against the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA concluded with a win before the U.S. Supreme Court in May of 2018, invalidating the law against legal sports gaming across the nation.

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. He was nominated by President George W. Bush on December 7, 2001. His office brought 130 cases prosecuting political corruption at all levels of New Jersey government and never lost a case. He served as one of seventeen U.S. Attorneys on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee in Washington, DC.

He was in the private practice of law from 1987-2001 specializing in corporate law, securities matters and appellate advocacy. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.A. in Political Science in 1984. He was awarded a Juris Doctor degree by Seton Hall University School of Law in 1987. He is admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court of New Jersey and the United States Supreme Court.

In 2019, he authored The New York Times best seller, Let Me Finish, about his life and career in New Jersey and as a candidate for President.

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 also serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Mets, appointed by owner Steve Cohen, Pacira Pharmaceuticals in Parsippany, NJ, LifePoint Health in Nashville, TN, Saker Holdings in Middletown, NJ, and Maxim Crane in Bridgeville, PA. He also served from May 2018-May 2021 as Executive Chairman of Beach House Recovery Centers in Juno Beach, Florida, a BelHealth portfolio company.

Governor Christie married his wife Mary Pat in 1986. They have four children: Andrew, Sarah Anne, Patrick and Bridget. They currently reside in Mendham and Bay Head, New Jersey.