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Former Gov. James E. McGreevey. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

McGreevey up for Essex post

Former governor is DiVincenzo pick for jail task force

By David Wildstein, February 26 2020 11:35 am

Former Gov. James E. McGreevey is up for a new job, chairing an Essex County task force to evaluate operations at the Essex County jail.

The Essex County Correctional Facility houses ICE detainees.

Since leaving office in 2004, McGreevey has headed the non-profit New Jersey Reentry Corporation and was the executive director of the Jersey City Employment and Training Program until a split with mayor Steve Fulop led to his termination last year.

The Essex County Civilian Task Force is an unpaid post.

McGreevey was picked for the job by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo.  His nomination must be confirmed by the freeholder board at their meeting tonight.

Few former governors of the state pursue non-profit endeavors after leaving office.

Gov. Tom Kean served as president of Drew University for 15 years, and Gov. Charles Edison ran his own philanthropic organization after leaving office in 1944.

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