|Name||Gerald "Jerry" McNerney|
Stockton, California , United States
|| June 18, 1951
Jan 04, 2021 06:40am
Caucasian - Married - Catholic - Christian - Straight -
|Info||Jerry McNerney is an engineer and a problem solver that believes in basic fairness and has never run for political office before. He got into the race because his son, Michael – an officer in the US Air Force, asked his father to do his duty for our country, much as Mike had done a year earlier by joining the service after 9/11. No Democrat had filed as a candidate and Jerry registered as a write-in candidate two weeks before the primary election. After a grueling recount, Jerry qualified as the Democratic Candidate for the 11th CD and will be on the November ballot. "Running for Congress is an incredible opportunity to possibly go to Washington and fight for the things I believe in", Jerry said after entering the race. |
Jerry is a Mathematics Ph.D., a recognized expert in wind energy engineering, and has worked on national security programs. He is currently an energy consultant and the CEO of an energy startup. Estimates are that Jerry's work has contributed to saving at least 8 million tons of carbon dioxide from being poured into the atmosphere. McNerney deserves his campaign slogan, "A New Energy for Congress."
Jerry and his wife Mary have raised their three children in Pleasanton. After raising a family and starting a business in Northern California, Jerry is in touch with the districts problems. All three of Jerry and Mary’s children attended the University of California, Davis. Windy earned a degree in neuro-psychology and is entering a graduate program at Notre Dame, and Greg is studying optical engineering. The McNerneys enjoy hiking in the Sierras and Jerry is a skilled handball player.
Jerry grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and went to a Catholic military boarding high school in Hays, Kansas. He later graduated from the University of New Mexico with a PhD in Mathematics and became involved in wind energy, spending several years as a contractor to Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque with their wind energy and national security programs.
Jerry and Mary moved from Albuquerque to the Boston area in 1985 and to Pleasanton in 1990 for a job with US Windpower (Kenetech). In 1994 Jerry started working as an energy consultant for PG&E, FloWind, The Electric Power Research Institute, and other utility companies.
Jerry has authored a tech-thriller novel, a horror story, and a diet satire, co-authored with his daughter, Windy.