Mary Pat Christie, the First Lady of New Jersey, has been married to Chris Christie for 24 years. They have four children, 2 daughters and 2 sons. She was born in Paoli, Pennsylvania and has 9 siblings.

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She graduated from the University of Delaware and then received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Seton Hall University. She then began working for the investment firm Cantor Fitzgerald when they moved to New Jersey. After 9-11, where we might recall that Cantor Fitzgerald was particularly hard hit, she retired to be with her children. Recently, she has returned to work there part time as a Senior Vice-President in the High Yield Corporate Bond Department.

Christie is active with a number of charities, most notably autism awareness. She also is involved in volunteer activities with her parish, St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, including the soup kitchen and leading confirmation training classes. As well, she assists with her daughters’ Girl Scout and Brownie troops, and actively participates with her children’s sports teams.