Former New Jersey Governor James McGreevey might remember that former Newark Mayor Sharpe James played a significant role in helping him to get that title. But regarding the highly contentious Newark mayoral race between candidates Ras Baraka and Shavar Jeffries, McGreevey told PolitickerNJ.com on Thursday that he has no interest in picking a side.
“No thank you,” said McGreevey as he greeted well-wishers after serving as moderator at a conference at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City about prisoner reentry, an issue that the former Garden State governor has been very active in for the past several years.
Both Governor Chris Christie and Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop spoke at the conference. Both prominent politicians have sought McGreevey’s advice.
But McGreevey still maintained that Newark will have to figure itself out before its May 13 municipal election.
“Those days are over,” McGreevey said.