Few politicians today are riding the wave that Cory Booker is. He’s doing great things not just in Newark but all over the US, all on a mission for change. His mission includes increasing economic opportunity for people in Newark, improving schools not just in New Jersey but all across the US, and improving the quality of life for children and families.
While there is still quite a bit of work to be done, Newark became a catalyst for change in the United States. And leading that change is Mr. Booker himself. A hungry and capable politician. A man with a big vision. And a pretty big following – 60,000 Facebook fans and 1.12M Twitter Followers just to start.
But don’t take it from me, take it from Cory himself, who says,
In 2011 we marked a groundbreaking year in Newark and, despite the global economic decline, we welcomed more businesses, enhanced programs for our residents and significant advancements into our City. While 2012 may present some challenges, we will approach these challenges in the same way we have in the past — through efficient governing and innovative solutions that benefit our residents and our City.
Read more of what he has to say on corybooker.com. Booker gave his sixth State of the City Address from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Given his recent momentum in the political world, not to mention his selection as Stanford’s 2012 commencement speaker, it should be interesting to hear what his plans are for 2012.