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Former Gov. Richard J. Codey, a state senator from Essex County. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Dougherty gets primary endorsement from Codey

By David Wildstein, April 12 2021 2:44 pm

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.

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