‘I want to give back.’ Jim McGreevey tells News 12 why he wants to reenter politics

Jim McGreevey served as New Jersey’s governor from 2002 until 2004 when he resigned after revealing an extramarital affair with another man.

Matt Trapani

Nov 11, 2023, 1:38 AM

Updated 252 days ago

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It has been a whirlwind of a week for Jim McGreevey. The former New Jersey governor announced this week he is running in the Jersey City mayoral race.
McGreevey served as New Jersey’s governor from 2002 until 2004 when he resigned after revealing an extramarital affair with another man – a man that he hired as a state Homeland Security adviser.
The Democrat had said he was done with politics. He told News 12’s Eric Landskroner why he decided to come back.
“I understand that being in that chair, you can get something done that tangibly improves the quality of life of people...and this is my last act and I want to give back to make Jersey City the best city it can be,” McGreevey said.
This would not be the first time McGreevey served as a mayor. Before becoming the governor of New Jersey, he was also the mayor of Woodbridge.


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