Former Governor and State Senator Richard J. Codey today declared his support for Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty’s bid for re-election.
Codey represents the 27th Legislative District in the State Senate which includes parts of Morris County.
“I am proud to support the re-election of Mayor Tim Dougherty and his team of Councilwoman Foster, Councilman Silva, and the election of Nathan Umbriac for Morristown Council,” said Codey. “Morristown without Mayor Dougherty would be like the Mets without All-Star pitcher Jacob
“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. That’s like having a World Series winner every year, ” Codey pointed out.
Under Mayor Dougherty’s leadership, Morristown has held the municipal tax rate stable over the last decade, improved Downtown Morristown, and received awards from Downtown NJ, New Jersey Chapter of American Planning Association and NJ Smart Workplaces, among numerous others.
“Governor Codey is one of our state’s most distinguished public servants and I’m proud to say we worked hard, side by side, to protect our residents during the pandemic and to support our small businesses during these difficult times,” said Dougherty.
“I’m honored to have his support and I look forward to continuing our work together when re-elected. We intend to bring more state resources back to our municipalities in support of our residents,” the Mayor added.
Dougherty is running with the “Morristown First” team of Councilwoman Toshiba Foster, Councilman David Silva, and Nathan Umbriac in the June 8 Democratic Primary.