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Richard J. CodeyDEMDemocrat State Senator, District 27
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Richard James Codey (born November 27, 1946) is an American Democratic Party politician who served as the 53rd governor of New Jersey from 2004 to 2006. He has served in the New Jersey Senate since 1982 and served as the President of the Senate from 2002 to 2010. He represents the 27th Legislative District, which covers the western portions of Essex County and the southeastern portion of Morris County. Codey is the longest-serving state legislator in New Jersey history, having served in the New Jersey Legislature continuously since January 8, 1974. He has served as the Deputy Senate President Pro Tem since 2022.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
Fairleigh Dickinson University
bachelor's degree education
Our Lady of the Valley High School
Orange High School
Oratory Preparatory School
Past Positions1 - 10 of 10
President
New Jersey State Senate
2004 - 2009
Acting Governor
State of New Jersey
2002
Co-President
New Jersey State Senate
2002 - 2004
Democratic President
New Jersey State Senate
2002 - 2003
Minority Leader
New Jersey State Senate
1998 - 2001
Assistant Minority Leader
New Jersey State Senate
1992 - 1998
Senator
New Jersey State Senate
1981 - Current
Member
New Jersey General Assembly
1974 - 1981
Former Educator
President
Olympic Insurance Agency, present
Other Experience1 - 1 of 1
Member
National and State Association of Funeral Directors, present