Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 15:39

Former New Jersey governor Richard J. Codey will discuss his recent book Me, Governor? Life in the Rough-and-Tumble of New Jersey Politics, at FDU’s College at Florham on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Rothman Building. Poli Sci professor Bruce Peabody will conduct the interview with an opportunity for audience questions to follow. Codey’s book will be available for purchase, and he will sign copies after the event.

Admission is free and open to the public but space is limited. Please register early and arrive on time. For more information or to register, contact Madelyn Fine, 201-692-7013,

Mr. Codey began his career in state government in 1973 when he was elected to the Assembly at the age of 26 -- the youngest person ever elected to the Legislature. He served four terms before being elected to the New Jersey State Senate in 1981. As State Senator, he represents the 27th legislative district in Essex County.

After serving three decades in the state legislature, Codey was selected Senate President in 2004. When Governor James McGreevey resigned before his term expired, Codey assumed the governorship, serving as governor of New Jersey from November 2004 to January 2006.