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  McGreevey, James E. "Jim"
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameJames E. "Jim" McGreevey
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Plainfield, New Jersey , United States
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Born August 06, 1957 (61 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifedMr. Matt
Sep 16, 2012 10:19pm
Tags Caucasian - Irish - Moderate - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Pro Environment - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Divorced - Married - Catholic - Christian - Episcopalian - Gay -
InfoJAMES E. McGREEVEY was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He holds a bachelor's degree from Columbia University, a law degree from Georgetown University, and a master's degree in education from Harvard University. He worked as Middlesex County assistant prosecutor, executive director of the state parole board, and in a senior-level position for Merck & Company. He served in the New Jersey State Assembly from 1990 to 1991 and in the state senate from 1994 to 1997. As legislator, he sponsored laws that established a state budget cap; strict ethical standards for public officials; the Pollution Prevention Act, which received the Best Bet Award for Environmental Achievement from the National Center for Policy Alternatives; and numerous health reform bills, including a law requiring insurers to pay for mammograms. He also wrote legislation creating a permanent Commission on Holocaust Education. In 1991 he was elected mayor of Woodbridge, New Jersey's sixth largest municipality, and in 2001, he was elected governor. As mayor, he started a public-private partnership that brought more than 6,000 new jobs and millions in new investment into Woodbridge. He led the revitalization of the downtown business district; put more police on the streets, resulting in an overall crime decrease of nearly 40 percent since 1991; stabilized property taxes; and professionalized the financial management of the town to improve services and streamline operations. As mayor, Woodbridge became a leader in public health initiatives, which included inoculations for children and cancer screenings. Governor McGreevey was recognized for his commitment to improving health care when President Clinton appointed him to the National Cancer Advisory Board. He chaired the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Subcommittee on Health Insurance and served as vice president of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
08/14/2005-08/16/2005 Strategic Vision (R) 30.00% ( 6.0) 57.00% ( 11.0) 13.00% ( 5.0)
08/19/2004-08/23/2004 Quinnipiac University 39.00% ( 1.0) 51.00% ( 4.0) 9.00% ( 5.0)
08/12/2004-08/13/2004 Eagleton Poll (Rutgers Univ.) 45.00% ( 2.0) 39.00% ( 5.0) 16.00% ( 3.0)
08/06/2004-08/09/2004 Strategic Vision (R) 36.00% ( 0.0) 46.00% ( 0.0) 18.00% ( 0.0)
07/30/2004-08/04/2004 Eagleton Poll (Rutgers Univ.) 43.00% ( 6.0) 44.00% ( 5.0) 13.00% ( 2.0)
07/30/2004-08/02/2004 Quinnipiac University 38.00% ( 3.0) 47.00% ( 4.0) 14.00% ( 2.0)
05/10/2004-05/16/2004 Quinnipiac University 41.00% ( 3.0) 43.00% ( 4.0) 16.00% ( 1.0)
02/29/2004-03/07/2004 Quinnipiac University 38.00% ( 4.0) 47.00% ( 5.0) 15.00% ( 1.0)
01/07/2004-01/13/2004 Eagleton Poll (Rutgers Univ.) 37.00% ( 1.0) 49.00% ( 9.0) 15.00% ( 7.0)
01/04/2004-01/11/2004 Fairleigh Dickinson University 29.00% ( 0.0) 68.00% ( 0.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 25, 2011 09:50am News Ex-governor 'Gay American' Jim McGreevey denied Episcopal priesthood...because he's a 'jackass'  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Mar 17, 2008 02:00am Amusing McGreevey aide says he had sexual trysts with ex-governor, wife  Article Ex-New Jerseyan 
May 02, 2007 05:00pm General Report: McGreevey considering priesthood  Article DFWDem 
Apr 23, 2007 10:30pm News New Jersey's ex-governor McGreevey says that his wife knew he was gay before they married  Article The Sunset Provision 
Oct 25, 2006 11:00pm News An ‘I Do’ From McGreevey? He Would.  Article Buddy 
Sep 22, 2006 08:00am Opinion No Hero  Article Imperator 

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RACES
  11/06/2001 NJ Governor Won 56.43% (+14.76%)
  06/26/2001 NJ Governor - D Primary Won 95.54% (+91.09%)
  11/02/1999 Woodbridge NJ - Mayor Won 81.46% (+68.05%)
  11/04/1997 NJ Governor Lost 45.82% (-1.05%)
  06/03/1997 NJ Governor - D Primary Won 39.86% (+2.69%)
  11/02/1993 NJ State Senate 19 Won 47.64% (+2.57%)
  11/07/1989 NJ General Assembly 19 Won 27.75% (+2.43%)
  06/06/1989 NJ General Assembly 19 - D Primary Won 44.06% (+2.52%)
ENDORSEMENTS
NJ US President - D Primary - Jun 08, 2004 D Howard Dean
NJ US President - D Primary - Jun 08, 2004 D John Kerry
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 D Howard Dean
Newark Mayor - May 14, 2002 D Sharpe James