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  Codey, Richard J.
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameRichard J. Codey
Address20 Ford Lane
Roseland, New Jersey , United States
EmailSenCodey@njleg.org
WebsiteNone
Born November 27, 1946
Died Still Living (67 years)
Contributor*crickets chirp*
Last ModifiedMr. Matt
Oct 25, 2011 11:20pm
Tags Caucasian - Liberal - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor -
InfoB.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University (Education).

President: Olympic Insurance Agency.

Acting Governor 2002.

Senate 1982-present, Democratic President 2002-present, Minority Leader 1998-2001, Assistant Minority Leader 1992-98; General Assembly 1974-81.

Senator Richard J. Codey was selected as Democratic Senate President for the 210th Legislative Session beginning January 8, 2002. Senator Codey was Senate Minority Leader from 1998-2002. he chaired the Senate Health, Institutions and Welfare Committee from 1982 to 1992 and is highly regarded for his tireless work on behalf of the mentally ill and disabled in state institutions and group homes statewide.

Several years ago, Senator Codey exposed lax employee hiring standards at state psychiatric hospitals when he assumed the name of a deceased convicted criminal, then applied - and was hired - at Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital. Senator Codey's 'undercover' operation led to the enactment of strict background checks and improved training standards of state psychiatric institutions.

The many testimonials he has received include the State Psychiatric Association's 'Citizens of the Year' award and the State Mental Health Association's service award.

Senator Codey was elected to the Assembly in 1973 and reelected three times. He has served in the Senate since 1981.

He represents the 27th Legislative District, which includes Caldwell, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Livingston, Maplewood, North Caldwell, Orange, Roseland, South Orange, West Orange and part of Newark.

While a member of the Assembly, Senator Codey chaired the State Government Committee for six years and played a central role in the development of New Jersey's Casino Control Act which established the first legal gambling casinos in the country outside of Nevada.

Senator Codey was graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University. A licensed insurance broker, he is president of the Olympic Agency.

Senator Codey is married to the former Mary Jo Rolli. They have two sons, Kevin and Christopher.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
01/13/2006-01/15/2006 Survey USA 64.00% ( 23.0) 29.00% ( 11.0) 7.00% ( 12.0)
12/10/2005-12/13/2005 Quinnipiac University 71.00% ( 3.0) 10.00% ( 6.0) 19.00% ( 3.0)
11/16/2005-11/20/2005 Quinnipiac University 68.00% ( 9.0) 16.00% ( 7.0) 16.00% ( 16.0)
10/14/2005-10/19/2005 New York Times 61.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0) 27.00% ( 0.0)
10/04/2005-10/09/2005 Fairleigh Dickinson University 59.00% ( 15.0) 35.00% ( 12.0) 6.00% ( 3.0)
08/14/2005-08/16/2005 Strategic Vision (R) 49.00% ( 2.0) 39.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 2.0)
07/15/2005-07/17/2005 Strategic Vision (R) 47.00% ( 0.0) 39.00% ( 0.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)
05/16/2005-05/20/2005 Eagleton Poll (Rutgers Univ.) 61.00% ( 15.0) 22.00% ( 14.0) 17.00% ( 1.0)
05/06/2005-05/08/2005 Survey USA 41.00% ( 0.0) 40.00% ( 0.0) 19.00% ( 0.0)
04/04/2005-04/10/2005 Fairleigh Dickinson University 44.00% ( 0.0) 47.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 05, 2005 02:00pm News N.J. Governor Comes to Shields' Defense  Article Classical Liberal 
Jun 08, 2005 03:00pm Scandal Codey brother to retire Sept. 1, start collecting on unusual deal  Article *crickets chirp* 
Mar 01, 2005 08:35pm News Codey says suspend property tax rebate  Article *crickets chirp* 
Feb 09, 2005 12:00am News Lawmakers "censure" radio talk show host  Article *crickets chirp* 
Feb 07, 2005 12:00am Poll New poll: Codey's popularity sky high  Article ArmyDem 
Feb 04, 2005 12:00am News Codey considers tax hike, 401(k) changes  Article *crickets chirp* 

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  11/05/2013 NJ State Senate 27 Won 59.25% (+18.51%)
  11/08/2011 NJ State Senate 27 Won 61.80% (+23.61%)
  11/23/2009 NJ State Senate President Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  11/06/2007 NJ State Senate 27 Won 78.77% (+57.55%)
  06/05/2007 NJ State Senate 27 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2006 NJ State Senate President Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/2005 NJ Governor Lost 0.42% (-52.83%)
  11/15/2004 NJ Governor - Succession Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2004 NJ State Senate President Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2003 NJ State Senate 27 Won 65.78% (+31.56%)
  06/03/2003 NJ State Senate 27 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/12/2002 NJ Governor - Acting Won 50.00% (+0.00%)
  01/08/2002 NJ State Senate President Won 50.00% (+0.00%)
  11/06/2001 NJ State Senate 27 Won 64.69% (+31.88%)
  01/11/2000 NJ State Senate Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1999 Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1997 NJ State Senate 27 Won 79.45% (+58.91%)
  01/03/1997 Assistant Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1995 Assistant Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1993 NJ State Senate 27 Won 75.11% (+50.23%)
  06/08/1993 NJ State Senate 27 - D Primary Won 59.93% (+19.87%)
  01/03/1993 Assistant Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1991 NJ State Senate 27 Won 68.14% (+36.27%)
  06/04/1991 NJ State Senate 27 - D Primary Won 60.89% (+21.77%)
  11/03/1987 NJ State Senate 27 Won 76.40% (+52.81%)
  11/08/1983 NJ State Senate 27 Won 75.18% (+50.35%)
  06/07/1983 NJ State Senate 27-D Primary Won 62.96% (+43.96%)
  11/03/1981 NJ State Senate 27 Won 73.90% (+47.80%)
  06/02/1981 NJ State Senate 27- D Primary Won 54.76% (+21.95%)
  11/06/1979 NJ General Assembly 26 Won 36.07% (+3.55%)
  11/08/1977 NJ General Assembly 26 Won 36.30% (+3.08%)
  06/07/1977 NJ General Assembly 26 - D Primary Won 37.35% (+3.24%)
  11/04/1975 NJ General Assembly 26 Won 35.90% (+2.84%)
  11/06/1973 NJ General Assembly 26 Won 35.68% (+2.57%)
  06/05/1973 NJ General Assembly 26 - D Primary Won 32.78% (+0.28%)
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