Many congratulations to Newark Mayor, Cory Booker, who was elected to the U.S. Senate this week. Booker will become New Jersey’s first ever African American senator and will fill the seat once held by long-serving Democratic senator, Frank Lautenberg, who died in June.

Back in 2007, we were honored to have the new Mayor as the keynote speaker at the CHPC luncheon – introduced by former American football running back, Tiki Barber. You can revisit that speech here: