Cori Bush husband, Cortney Merritts was born and raised in East St Louis, s a city in St. Clair County, Illinois.
He is a security specialist and U.S. Army veteran.
Merritts has worked for Bush’s campaign as a hired security guard.
He is a father of two children.
Cori Bush’s payment to her husband, Cortney Merritts
Campaign finance records show the Bush campaign has paid her husband $62,359 in direct payments in 2022.
Most of the payments were listed for security services, while $2,359 of them were for cash reimbursements.
Merritts’ social media posts show he traveled with Bush on her trips to her first inauguration in January 2021, to the Ed Sullivan Theater for her appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and to Central America on a trip with a Congressional delegation.
After the couple married in February, her office disclosed they had been together more than a year before her committee began paying him in early 2022.
Cori Bush and Cortney Merritts in 2023
Cori Bush and Cortney Merritts got married in February 2023, in a private ceremony in St. Louis.
Marriage records filed with the St. Louis Recorder of Deeds show Bush signed her marriage license in a pact with Cortney Merritts on Feb. 11, a few days before their wedding.