Councillor Jim Codd has been a secondary school teacher at the heart of Rosslare LEA for the past quarter of a century. A strong supporter of traditional Irish culture, Jim introduced handball to Bridgetown College in the 1990s and was a crucial figure in the revamp of the Bridgetown handball club. While running the club, Bridgetown had numerous winners and the largest juvenile membership in the country.
A love of all things rural, Jim is a lifelong member of the NARGC, an eager fisherman and a supporter of sustainable living. He has been involved with numerous charitable organisations including Amnesty International and Saint Vincent de Paul. He is a member of the Bridgetown Historical Society and the Kathleen Browne Arts & Literary Festival Committee.
As a father of three young children Jim believes that drastic action is needed to stop the total decline of regional and rural Ireland. Jim Codd was first elected to Wexford County Council in the 2019 local elections. He is the chairperson of County Wexford Aontú.