Chris Christie has officially announced he’s running for office… in Alabama.
No, not the former Gov. of New Jersey. This Chris Christie of Birmingham, Ala. wants to be that state’s next attorney general. And unlike the former GOP presidential candidate, this Christie is a Democrat.
According to his Facebook page, he is the “original” Chris Chrisie.
“I am the original Chris Christie, born three years before the other Chris Christie who has been in the news,” Christie quipped.
“I am pleased to announce that I am officially qualified to run for Attorney General of Alabama. Thank you for your support. Together, we can bring integrity back to the office,” Christie posted on Facebook upon qualifying to run on Tuesday.
Christie’s platform includes protecting the people of Alabama, providing support to law enforcement and DAs and prosecuting government corruption.
A Rhode College graduate, Christie went on to Duke University on a partial scholarship, earning his law degree and a M.A. in Public Policy. While in law school, he taught undergraduates introductory Public Policy, worked as a Resident Director over about half of the upperclass undergraduates, and spent his last semester working at the Orange County Public Defenders’ Office in N.C. While in law school he also married his wife, Donna Wallace Christie.
After law school, he joined the Peace Corps with Donna, serving in Cameroon, Africa where he taught law at the University of Yaoundé School of Law and worked at the Peace Corps office supporting other volunteers and running the training for new volunteers.
After serving for two years in Cameroon, he returned to Birmingham where he clerked for one year with a federal judge, the Honorable Seybourn H. Lynne, and then joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.
A former partner at Bradley for 29 years, he represented employee benefit plans, like pension plans, and healthcare providers, especially when sued by the federal government.