Jim McGreevey Heads Back to Government Office

By Michelle Garcia

Originally published on Advocate.com July 14 2013 12:55 PM ET

Former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey is making a return to government office nine years after resigning from the top seat in the state after coming out as gay.

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop has appointed McGreevey to be the head of the city's job commission, an initiative that fulfills one of Fulop's campaign promises.

The position went to McGreevey because of his work as of late, ministering drug-addicted female inmates at the Hudson County jail.  

"We are fortunate to have such a distinguished and knowledgeable individual to lead what is one of the most critical positions," Fulop said in a statement, according to the Jersey Journal. He added, "Having a former governor with 10 years' experience in this field that he is an expert in is a unique and exciting opportunity for Jersey City.

McGreevey, 55, resigned after coming out as gay, and admitting that he appointed his lover to a position as homeland security advisor. His resignation was followed by a bitter divorce with his ex-wife, Dina Matos.