Senate President Richard Codey to ascend to Governor

Senate President Richard Codey (D-West Orange) will become New Jersey's 52nd governor on November 15, when Jim McGreevey leaves office.

Codey has been in the state Senate since 1982, serving as its president since 2002. He has also served as the minority leader, and deputy minority leader. Before joining the Senate, Codey served from 1974-1981 in the state Assembly.

Codey served as the acting governor for three days in January of 2002 when Governor McGreevey was out of town.

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