Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, 2006-13. Toward the end of his second four-year term, he won a special election to replace Frank Lautenberg in the U.S. Senate.
Favorite author is James Baldwin.
U.S. Senator from New Jersey since 2013.
With other Democrats say the new GOP health care legislation would cause millions of Americans, particularly those in rural and low-income areas, to lose the coverage they gained under the Affordable Care Act.
Delivered the commencement speech for Ramapo College.[May 2014].
In a romantic relationship with actress Rosario Dawson since December 2018. The couple first met at a political fundraiser for former NAACP president Ben Jealous.
Speals fluent Spanish.