JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The nation’s first brazenly homosexual governor is seeking to return to politics almost 20 years after leaving.
Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey introduced Thursday that he’ll search the mayor’s workplace of Jersey Metropolis in 2025. He made the announcement in a video posted on-line and plans to formally launch his marketing campaign with a press convention later right this moment.
McGreevey, a Democrat, is a former mayor of Woodbridge and was elected governor in 2002. He introduced in August 2004 that he was a “homosexual American” and admitted to having an extramarital affair with a male worker. He resigned that yr.
“I used to be not good and I’ll all the time be imperfect,” McGreevey, 66, mentioned in the beginning of the video, which reveals him watching a part of his resignation announcement. “It is essential to take duty and do the following proper factor.”
After leaving workplace, McGreevey based the New Jersey Reentry Company, which offers job coaching, counseling and lots of different providers to folks being launched from jail and returning to communities they might have left a long time earlier.
McGreevey is the primary to announce his candidacy for mayor. He hopes to succeed three-term Mayor Steve Fulop, who has already introduced he’ll run for governor in 2025.
Positioned throughout the Hudson River from New York Metropolis, Jersey Metropolis has a inhabitants of roughly 284,000 and is the second most populous metropolis within the state.