Cori Bush is an American politician, registered nurse, pastor, and activist serving as the U.S. Representative know all about her as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Career.
|Name||Cori Anika Bush|
|Birthdate ( Age)||21 July 1976 (|
|Place of Birth||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Is Cori Bush married||Divorced|
|Husband/Partner||Name not Known|
|Profession||American politician, registered nurse, pastor, and activist|
|Net Worth||$ 2 Million|
Cori Anika Bush is an American politician, registered nurse, pastor, and activist serving as the U.S. Representative for Missouri’s 1st congressional district. The district includes all of the city of St. Louis and most of northern St. Louis County.
Bush is the first African-American woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri. She previously ran in the Democratic primary for the district in 2018 and the 2016 U.S. Senate election in Missouri. She was featured in the 2019 Netflix documentary Knock Down the House, which covered her first primary challenge to Clay.
Cori Bush Family and Parents
Bush was born on July 21, 1976 in St. Louis and graduated from Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School in 1994.Her father, Errol Bush, is an alderman in Northwoods, Missouri and previously served as mayor.Bush studied at Harris–Stowe State University for one year (1995–96) and worked at a preschool until 2001. She earned a graduate diploma in nursing from the Lutheran School of Nursing in 2008 and also became a pastor.
Cori Bush Husband and Children
Cori is a Divorced woman.Bush lives in St. Louis, Missouri. She has two children.
Cori Bush Net Worth
Cori Anika Bush is an American politician, registered nurse, pastor, and activist serving as the U.S. Representative who has an estimated Net Worth of between $2 million in 2021.
In 2011, Bush established the Kingdom Embassy International Church in St. Louis, Missouri. She became a political activist in the 2014 Ferguson unrest, during which she worked as a triage nurse and organizer. She has said she was hit by a police officer.
Bush is a Nonviolence 365 Ambassador with the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change.Bush was a candidate for the 2016 United States Senate election in Missouri. In the Democratic primary, she placed a distant second to Secretary of State Jason Kander. Kander narrowly lost the election to incumbent Republican Roy Blunt.
In 2018, Bush launched a primary campaign against incumbent Democratic representative Lacy Clay in Missouri’s 1st congressional district. Described as an “insurgent” candidate, Bush was endorsed by Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats.Her campaign was featured in the Netflix documentary Knock Down the House, alongside those of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, and Paula Jean Swearengin. Clay defeated Bush, 56.7% to 36.9%.
`In 2020, Bush ran against Clay again.She was endorsed by progressive organizations including Justice Democrats, Sunrise Movement, and Brand New Congress and received personal endorsements from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, NY-16 Democratic nominee Jamaal Bowman,former Ohio state Senator Nina Turner, activist Angela Davis, West Virginia Democratic nominee for Senate Paula Jean Swearengin, and actress Michelle Forbes.
Bush narrowly defeated Clay in the primary election in what was widely seen as an upset. Bush received 48.5% of the vote, winning St. Louis City and narrowly losing suburban St. Louis County. The district is so heavily Democratic that her primary victory was considered tantamount to election in November. Her primary win ended the Clay family’s 52-year hold on the district. Clay’s father, Bill, won the seat in 1968 and handed it to his son in 2000.
The district and its predecessors have been in Democratic hands for all but 17 months since 1909, and without interruption since 1911. No Republican has received more than 40% in the district since the late 1940s. With a Cook Partisan Voting Index of D+29, it is easily the most Democratic district in Missouri, and tied for the 23rd-most Democratic district in the country.
Bush is a progressive Democrat, supporting policies such as defunding the police,criminal justice and police reform, abortion rights, Medicare for All, a $15 minimum wage, tuition-free state college and trade school, and canceling student debt.She was endorsed by, and is a member of, the Democratic Socialists of America.Bush supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
During her campaign, Bush advocated defunding the United States Armed Forces. After receiving criticism from Representative Kevin McCarthy and a St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial, Bush clarified that she supported the reallocation of defense funding to healthcare and low-income communities.