|Name||Richard J. Codey|
|Address||20 Ford Lane |
Roseland, New Jersey , United States
|| November 27, 1946
|Last Modified||Mr. Matt|
Oct 25, 2011 11:20pm
Caucasian - Liberal - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor -
|Info||B.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.