Governor McGreevey gives his farewell address in Trenton

Governor Jim McGreevey (D-NJ) gave his farewell address in Trenton Monday, a week before he will officially leave office.

McGreeveys staff, cabinet members, friends in the Legislature, supporters from the AARP and organized labor were in attendance at the State Museum. The speech was a thank you to those who have worked for and with the governor.

The last time McGreevey gave a major address was in August, when he revealed he was gay and would resign from office on November 15. State Senate President Dick Codey (D-Essex) will take over as governor on November 16. Codey will serve as governor for the remaining 14 months of McGreeveys term. Codey plans to give his first public speech as acting governor next week.

Before Codey takes over, McGreevey will visit workers at two state offices he overhauled during his tenure -- the Division of Youth and Family Services and the Motor Vehicle Commission. for complete coverage of Governor Jim McGreevey.

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