Not many people express how proud they are of their hometowns quite like Governor Richard J. Codey. The Orange, New Jersey native and the Garden State’s 53rd governor sat down with HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino to give her a “slice” of his home town.
In his 30 plus years in the legislature, Governor Codey has become one of New Jersey’s fiercest mental health advocates, spearheading countless improvements that have led to better mental health care throughout the state of New Jersey. He also passed the the Smoke-free Air Act, which banned the use of tobacco products indoors.
When he’s not busy fighting for the rights of New Jersey’s citizens, he’s running his family’s funeral home, with locations in Caldwell and Boonton. You can also find him coaching sports and relaxing with his beloved family.
Governor Codey entertained us at his favorite Orange hangout, Star Tavern “World Famous” Pizzeria. Find out now how growin’ up Jersey helped shape him into the man he is today.