Cary Booker Bio
Cary Booker (Cary Alfred Booker) was an American executive, he died on 10 October 2013. Cary survived by his wife (Carolyn Rose) and two sons; Cary Booker II and Senator Cory Booker.
Cary Booker Death
Cary Sr. passed on in 2013. He was 76 years old. He had a stroke and suffered from Parkinson’s disease. Senator Booker’s father died less than a week before the U.S. Senate election in which Booker was considered the favorite to win.
Cary Booker Parents Cary Booker Children
Cory Booker Father
Cary is the father to Senator Cory Booker.
Cary Booker Wife
Cary Married Carolyn Rose some years back and together have two boys.
Cary Booker IBM
Carry and his wife were among the first black executives at IBM.
Cary Booker Family
The Booker family moved to New Jersey in 1969.
Cary Booker’s Son Cory Booker on the 2020 Presidential Race
nbcnews.com | 1 Jan. 2019
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., officially launched his 2020 presidential campaign Friday, invoking a message of economic populism and racial justice along with a veiled swipe at President Donald Trump’s leadership.
The 49-year-old former mayor of Newark, New Jersey. who joined a fast-growing field of hopefuls vying for a White House run, released a video and sent an email to supporters announcing his decision.
“I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind; where parents can put food on the table; where there are good paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood; where our criminal justice system keeps us safe, instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins; where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame,” Booker said.
“It is not a matter of can we, it’s a matter of do we have the collective will, the American will? I believe we do. Together, we will channel our common pain back into our common purpose. Together, America, we will rise.”
Booker becomes the second African-American to enter the 2020 race, after Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. His decision to announce his candidacy Feb. 1 — the first day of Black History Month — could be seen as a nod to the historic nature of his bid to become the nation’s second black president.
“The history of our nation is defined by collective action; by interwoven destinies of slaves and abolitionists; of those born here and those who chose America as home; of those who took up arms to defend our country, and those who linked arms to challenge and change it,” he said.
Booker kicked off his campaign by calling in to two radio shows with a largely African-American audience and an interview almost entirely in Spanish on Univision’s morning show, Despierta América.
“Folks are feeling left out, folks are feeling left behind…I’m running for president to change that,” Booker said on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show.
He also spoke about mass incarceration and inequality, advocating for criminal justice, drug law reform and an end to marijuana “prohibition,” while pushing a message of unity and inclusion.
“It’s time for a more radical empathy in this country,” he said on the show.
Booker was elected to the Senate in 2013 and has earned a reputation as one of the body’s most outspoken members. His profile grew as he fiercely criticized Trump and his policies.
He made history in 2017 when, as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he took a seat in front of the panel and testified against then-Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination for attorney general. He was also part of the Democratic charge against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and prompted controversy releasing a batch of documents about Trump’s pick for the high court.
Despite his role as an adversary of the Trump administration, Booker also helped shepherd the White House’s sweeping criminal justice reform bill through the Senate, which the president signed into law last year.
Booker’s campaign said it plans to reject corporate donors, super PACs and contributions from federal lobbyists.
He plans to travel to the early states of Iowa and South Carolina next week and New Hampshire over President’s Day weekend. Booker gave the keynote address at the Iowa Democratic Party’s Fall Gala in October.