|Address||10105 East Via Linda #103-302 |
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258, United States
|| 00, 1950
Dec 03, 2012 11:51pm
Caucasian - Married - Military Reserve - Christian - Straight -
|Info||Jerry started in politics at age 10, collecting over $500 for Richard Nixon with the help a couple of friends. His Congressman awarded him with a flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol. In 1968 Jerry opposed continued involvement in Vietnam and worked on the campaign of Eugene McCarthy. In 1972 he worked in Arizona and Wisconsin as a field organizer and for presidential candidate John Lindsay, a Republican turned Democrat, and was elected as a delegate to the Arizona presidential preference convention. In the early seventies, while attending A.S.U. he worked in several state senate campaigns, a U.S. senate campaign, and for the Friends of the Farm workers, in conjunction with Cesar Chavez’ UFW. |
Jerry started his first business while still in high school in Southern California, and joined others after graduation to found the American Postal Corporation, a company with the bold aim of competing with the U.S. Post Office. The new company was featured on the evening newscasts on CBS, NBC, and ABC, and in several major newspapers and was eventually sold to Harte-Hanks. He opened offices in San Diego, Ventura and Santa Barbara for a similar company during a one-year break from his business and economic studies at Arizona State.
On June 2, 1976, Arizona Republic investigative reporter Don Bolles was brutally murdered with a car bomb. Bob Greene led a team of volunteers from 10 newspapers and broadcast stations for five months of cooperative digging to produce “The Arizona Project’, a 23-part series. Jerry was part of a group that had just regained control of New Times, the valley-wide weekly newspaper. After the Republic refused to publish “The Arizona Project”, New Times ran the entire series. As Associate Publisher Jerry helped bring the struggling paper to break-even and, after a few months, bring back Mike Lacey as editor.
In 1977 Jerry was hired by MicroAge Computer to write and edit one of the first personal computer guides, The Microshopper. At his job interview he fell for the executive assistant, Joan Fouquet. They married and have now been together for over 30 years. In 1979 they started their own computer company, Scottsdale Systems, with a $2,000 investment. Seven years later they sold it, after annual sales topped $4 million. After a brief sojourn in Hawaii they return to Scottsdale and started NewDigest, a monthly magazine that they sold in 1995. Over the last 15 years Jerry has worked for various computer software and Internet companies and has been an active investor. Jerry served in both the California Air National Guard and the Arizona National Guard.
Jerry Joslyn is the only candidate in the U.S. Senate race with over two decades of experience as a small businessman and has a wide knowledge of economics and technology. “To me nothing highlights the mismatch between Arizona’s 21st century challenges and its leadership more than the fact that our senior Senator doesn’t know how to use email.”
Besides voting, Jerry hasn’t actively participated in politics for several years. “I’ve had a hard time supporting either the Democrats or the Republicans. Both seem to spend almost all of their time trading charges and pointing fingers at each other. Both gladly accept bribes from Wall Street and other special interests, which they use to buy 30 second attack ads. Neither has a plan to get us out of the worst economy since the Great Depression.”
“When I found out that the Green Party was looking for a candidate for the United States Senate I asked myself ‘Why not?’ A recent poll said that most voters would remove all incumbents if they could. This year Arizona can send a message to Washington and to both of the old political parties: 'You’ve both failed and you’re both fired!'”