Cori Bush Biography

Cori Bush

Quick Facts Of Cori Bush

Celebrated Name Cori Bush
Age 44 Years
Nick Name Cori
Birth Name Cori Bush
Birth Date 1976-07-21
Gender Female
Profession American Politician
Birth Nation United States
Place Of Birth St. Louis, Missouri
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Horoscope Cancer
Famous For Current Democratic Representative-elect for Missouri's 1st congressional district
Father Earl Bush
High School Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School
University Harris-Stowe State University
College / University Lutheran School of Nursing
Education Degree in Nursing.
Marital Status Divorced
Children 2
Net Worth $2 million
Body Build/Type Average
Height 5ft. 6inch(1.68m)
Weight 68kg(150lbs)
Sexual Orientation Straight
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Religion Christian

Cori Bush is an American politician, registered nurse, pastor, and activist who is well known for being the current Democratic Representative-elect for Missouri's 1st congressional district. Bush is the first African-American woman to serve in the U.S House of Representatives from Missouri.

She defeated 10-term incumbent Lacy Clay in the 2020 U.S. House of Representatives' primary election, advancing to the November general election. She also got featured in the Netflix documentary "Knock Down the House". She is a member of the US political party "Democratic".

On November 3, 2020, Bush got her first Congressional District to win on Tuesday night after defeating Republican Anthony Rogers and Libertarian Alex Furman for the post of US representative for Missouri's 1st congressional district.

She is active in the social media platform with around 92k followers on her Instagram account: @coribush and has around 275k followers on her Twitter account: @CoriBush.

What is Cori Bush famous for?

  • Famous as an American politician, registered nurse, pastor, and activist
  • Known for being the current Democratic Representative-elect for Missouri's 1st congressional district

Cori Bush family

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Where is Cori Bush from?

Cori Bush was born on July 21, 1976, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Her birth name is Cori Anika Bush. She holds an American nationality. Her ethnicity is African-American while Cancer is her zodiac sign. She is Christain by religion.

Bush was born in an African-American family in Missouri. She was raised in her hometown, Missouri by her father, Earl Bush, and her mother. Her father was a politician while her mother worked as a computer analyst. She did her schooling at Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School. Later, she attended Harris-Stowe State University for one year. She decided to pursue her career as a nurse so, she joined the Lutheran School of Nursing and got graduated with a degree in nursing.

Cori Bush Career: Highlights

  • Cori Bush started her professional career as a nurse in 2001 by working at SSM Health Saint Louis Hospital.
  • In 2011, she established the Kingdom Embassy International Church in St. Louis.
  • She also has served as a pastor on her founded church.
  • She became interested in politics in 2014 after the Ferguson unrest took place. During that time, she was working as a triage nurse and organizer.
  • She joined the Democratic Party in 2015.
  • Bush made her political run for the first time in 2016 by being a candidate for the 2016 United States Senate election in Missouri.
  • She placed second in the Democratic Primary losing to Secretary of State Jason Kander.
  • In the year 2018, she launched a primary campaign against incumbent Democratic representative Lacy Clay in Missouri's 1st congressional district. 
  • She lost to Clay by 36.9% to 56.7%.

Cori Bush election

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  • She also got featured in the 2019 Netflix documentary "Knock Down the House".
  • Then, she began her 2020 congressional campaign to run against the 10-term incumbent, Lacy Clay.
  • Her campaign was endorsed by progressive organizations including Justice Democrats, Sunrise Movement, and Brand New Congress.
  • On August 4, 2020, she defeated Clay in the 2020 U.S. House of Representatives primary election after which she got advanced to the November general election in the solidly Democratic congressional district
  • Bush became the first African-American woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representative from Missouri after she got her first Congressional District to win on Tuesday night on November 3, 2020, after defeating Republican Anthony Rogers and Libertarian Alex Furman for the post of US representative for Missouri's 1st congressional district with 78.9% of votes
  • Before her, the post of US Representative for Missouri's 1st congressional was held by her fellow Democratic party member, Lacy Clay since 2000 after he succeeded his father, Bill Clay who took retirement from politics in the same year.

Cori Bush Husband

Cori Bush is a married and divorced woman.  She was previously married to her former husband. She has not revealed the identity of her former husband. She has a son and a daughter from her only marriage. However, she has been raising her two children as a single mother. At present, she is happily living a single life along with her children in Missouri.

Also, she is a progressive Democrat who supports policies such as criminal justice and police reform, abortion rights, Medicare for All, a $15 minimum wage, and canceling student doubt. She is a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. She also was named as one of the Top 50 Women of St. Louis Coalition of Human Rights by Unsung Human Rights Shero in 2017.

Cori Bush Awards

  • 2015 Women of Courage Award
  • 2016 Delux Magazine Power Award
  • 2018 Community Activist Award

Cori Bush Net Worth

Cori Bush has earned a good amount of money from her profession as a politician and registered nurse, Having joined politics in 2016, she has managed to become the first African-American woman to serve in the U.S House of Representatives from Missouri. With all of her earnings, she has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2020. At present, she is living a luxurious lifestyle with her earnings.

Cori Bush Height

Cori Bush is a beautiful Black woman in her mid-40s. She has a dark complexion with black hair and a pair of brown eyes. She stands tall with a height of 5ft 6inches and weighs around 68kg.

Did You Know?

  • In an interview, Cori Bush said "she was assaulted by police, as she was hit by an officer, but was not arrested".
  • She is a Nonviolence 365 Ambassador with the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change