Codd was elected to the 13th Seanad on the Agricultural Panel at a by-election on 23 April 1975 following the deaths of Bob Aylward and Cornelius O'Callaghan. He stood unsuccessfully in the Wexford constituency at the 1977 general election and did not contest the subsequent elections to the 14th Seanad. He later sought a Fine Gael nomination for the 1982 general election, but at the selection conference he was beaten by Ivan Yates, a then little-known 20-year-old member of Enniscorthy Urban District Council.
At the 1979 local elections he was elected as a member of Wexford County Council, serving until the 1985 local elections. He was chairman of the county council from 1984 to 1985, while his son-in-law Martin Dunbar was a Labour Party member of the council.
In later years he was the organiser of the Self-Help Ireland charity in the south-east region, and raised large sums of money for the organisation.
- "In Short: Kenny tribute to the late Pat Codd". The Irish Times. 12 April 2006. Retrieved 2008-02-21.
- "Mr. Patrick Codd". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 2008-02-21.
- "Patrick (Pat) Codd". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2008-02-21.
- Tributes to Pat Codd: "Official Report (Seanad Éireann), Volume 183, 16 May 2006: Deaths of Former Members, Expressions of Sympathy". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2008-02-21.
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