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Jasey Statement on Former Governor Codey’s Retirement from State Senate

(TRENTON) – Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (D-Essex, Morris) issued the following statement in response to former Governor, and current State Senator, Richard J. Codey’s retirement announcement:

“Governor Richard J. Codey is a New Jersey icon with whom I have had the honor of serving as his district mate for the last 16 years. His contributions to our state over the past half-century as Governor and Senator have left an indelible mark and made him one of the most well-known and well-respected of all of our state’s elected officials. His mental health advocacy was transformational, ending the stigma and improving services dramatically.

“Guv, and my friend and colleague Assemblyman John McKeon, brought me to the party literally and figuratively. When they sought a partner in 2007, they asked me and gave me the opportunity to serve in the Assembly for 16 years and be included in the best legislative team in the state.

 “Governor Codey’s retirement follows 50 continuous years of public service. New Jersey is a far better place for having had the benefit of his leadership, and I for having the benefit of his friendship. I extend my heartfelt wishes to Governor Codey, his wife Mary Jo, and their family as he begins the next chapter. It is truly the end of an era.”