Currently we have
- Brendan Byrne (January 15, 1974 to January 19, 1982) – $35,827
- Thomas Kean (January 19, 1982 to January 16, 1990 – $22,846
- James Florio (January 16, 1990 to January 18, 1994) – $54,249
- Christine Todd Whitman (January 18, 1994 to January 31, 2001) – $19,320
- Donald DiFrancesco (January 31, 2001 to January 8, 2002) – $65,421
And beginning this month we have:
- Jim McGreevey (January 15, 2002 to November 15, 2004) – $66,837
McGreevey, 58, who runs Jersey City’s prisoner re-entry program as executive director of the Jersey City Employment & Training Program, will receive a $66,837 pension after nearly 27 years in the state pension system, according to a state Treasury official. His first check was dated Sept. 11.
The story also gets into how McGreevey used Hudson County to boost his pension and get lifetime health benefits in exchange for what county officials thought to be worthwhile service:
The decision to allow McGreevey to work for the county for four months and then retire with lifetime benefits has the county’s payroll officials “freaking out,” according to a source with knowledge of the situation, but county spokesman James Kennelly said the retirement package is worth it for Hudson County.
McGreevey brought “unique experience” and “intense commitment” to developing a countywide prisoner re-entry center, also known as a community resource center (CRC) and formerly slated for the Sacred Heart Church priory.
Housing the CRC at the Sacred Heart prior was halted after the community objected to its location. McGreevey has said he has not found a new location yet.