Former Gov. Richard J. Codey has endorsed Tim Dougherty for re-election as the mayor of Morristown.
“Morristown without Mayor Dougherty would be like the Mets without All-Star pitcher Jacob deGrom,” Codey said.
Dougherty faces a Democratic primary challenge from Esperanza Porras-Field.
“Morristown has enjoyed great success with Mayor Dougherty’s leadership: a vibrant downtown with many small businesses, taxes that have decreased five times over the last ten years, and protection of 11 acres of open space,” said Codey, a state senator who represents part of Morris County. “That’s like having a World Series winner every year.”
Codey has also endorsed Dougherty’s council running mates, incumbents Toshiba Foster and David Silva and newcomer Nathan Umbriac.