Former NJ Governor Richard Codey at FDU
Story and photo by Dan Landau
New Jersey State Senator and former NJ Governor, Richard Codey, gave a presentation at FDU's College at Florham on October 27, 2011. Appearing before a standing-room-only crowd in the Rothman Building. Codey discussed his book, "Me, Governor? Life in the Rough-and-Tumble of New Jersey Politics," which was published earlier this year.
An FDU alumnus (BA ’81, Education), Codey began his career in state government in 1973 when he was elected to the Assembly at the age of 26, becoming the youngest person to ever be elected to the Legislature. He served four terms before being elected to the New Jersey State Senate in 1981. As State Senator, he represents the 27th legislative district in Essex County.
After serving three decades in the state legislature, Codey was selected Senate President in 2004. When Governor James McGreevey resigned before his term expired, Codey assumed the governorship, serving as governor of New Jersey from November 2004 to January 2006.