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Jerry McNerney is a nationally recognized expert in wind engineering and renewable energy, with a PhD in mathematics.[1] He is the Democratic nominee for the California's 11th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes a rural area around Stockton, in the 2006 election. The seat is now held by Republican Richard Pombo. Image File history File links Jerry_Mcnerney. ... Contains Morgan Hill, California. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... City nickname: Californias Smelly Seaport County: San Joaquin Area code: 209 ZIP code: 952xx Area:  - Total  - Water 144. ... Elections for the United States House of Representatives will be held on November 7, 2006, with all of the 435 seats in the House being contested. ... Richard Pombo Richard William Pombo (born January 8, 1961), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 11th District of California. ...

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Biography

McNerney attended St. Joseph’s Military Academy in Hays, Kansas. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, but in 1971 resigned from the academy in protest of the Vietnam War, registered with the draft board, and transferred to the University of New Mexico.[2] He received a bachelor's degree, master's degree, and, in 1981, a PhD in mathematics from that university. He has been married for 29 years and has three grown children. [1] Hays is a city located in Ellis County, Kansas, near the intersection of Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 183. ... The United States Military Academy, also known as West Point, or simply USMA (or Army, for NCAA purposes), is a United States Army fort and military academy. ... Alternate meanings: West Point (disambiguation). ... The University of New Mexico (UNM) is a public university in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... PhD usually refers to the academic title Doctor of Philosophy PhD can also refer to the manga Phantasy Degree This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ...


His oldest son Michael volunteered to serve in the military soon after 9/11. The date that commonly refers to the attacks on United States citizens on September 11, 2001 (see the September 11, 2001 Attacks). ...


McNerney served several years as a contractor to Sandia National Laboratories on Kirtland Air Force Base, working on national security programs. In 1985, he accepted a senior engineering position with US Windpower (Kenetech), and in 1994 began working as an energy consultant for PG&E, FloWind, The Electric Power Research Institute, and other utility companies. McNerney is now the CEO of a start-up company that intends to manufacture wind turbines. It has been suggested that Sandia Base be merged into this article or section. ... Kirtland Air Force Base is located in the southeast quadrant of Albuquerque, New Mexico, adjacent to the Albuquerque International Sunport. ... Wind turbine in Luxembourg Horizontal axis wind turbine, the Enercon model E-66 wind energy converter, in Germany. ...


Environmental work

His career in wind energy has contributed to saving the equivalent of approximately 30 million barrels of oil, or 8.3 million tons of carbon dioxide.[1]


Congressional campaigns

2004

McNerney first ran for Congress against Richard Pombo in 2004 in California's 11th congressional district. He entered the race two weeks before the primary election as a write-in candidate. He qualified by one vote and got on the ballot as the Democratic candidate in November. He lost the November general election 61% to 39%. Richard Pombo Richard William Pombo (born January 8, 1961), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 11th District of California. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Contains Morgan Hill, California. ...


2006

McNerney launched his 2006 campaign early in the fall of 2005. In June 2006 he won the Democratic primary with 52.8% of the vote, defeating Steve Filson and Stevan Thomas. GOP incumban, Richard Pombo Dem primary winner and nominee, Jerry NcNerney The California 11th congressional district election, 2006 is an election for the United States House of Representatives. ...


Although McNerney was widely supported in the primary election by the progressive wing of the Democratic party, he does not support the impeachment of George W. Bush, or an immediate end to the US occupation of Iraq. He has stated his support of the position of Representative John Murtha, for a phased withdrawal during a 9 to 12 month period from Iraq, with an over-the-horizon Marine rapid reaction force in the region. In late July, Republican McCloskey and Democrat Benigno endorsed McNerney.[3] Progressive can refer to: Progressive music, including Progressive rock, Progressive metal and Progressive electronica Political Progressivism Several Progressive Parties Progressive Era in the United States (1890-1913) Progressive, a company providing auto insurance The Progressive, a left-wing monthly magazine The progressive tense in grammar Progressive lenses, used to correct... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American businessman and politician, was elected in 2000 as the 43rd President of the United States of America, re-elected in 2004, and is currently serving his second term in that office. ... This article deals with the post-invasion period in Iraq and its occupation. ... John Patrick “Jack” Murtha, Jr. ...


In September analysis of the campaign was changed from "Republican safe" to "Republican favored" due to the emergence of McNerney's campaign. The report noted "a [GOP] party spokesman says it's because they want to win decisively but others speculate that internal polling has delivered bad news for the incumbent."[4] The Swing State Project reported "The NRCC wouldn't drop over a quarter of a million dollars on this seat if McNerney wasn't threatening Pombo in their internal polls".[5]


On 2006-10-03 a poll commissioned by the Democratic Party was released with McNerney leading Pombo 48 percent to 46 percent.[6]. There were two polls commissioned by the NRCC, but results weren't released. Based on these events, in early October, CQPolitics.com changed their rating of this race from Republican Favored to Leans Republican [7] 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c Jerry McNerney (2006-09-02). Biographical detail in op-ed: "Three-ring Pombo Cash Circus Comes to Stockton". YubaNet.com.
  2. ^ Hank Shaw. "Politics turns to war in Pombo's district", The Record, ONI Stockton, Inc., 2006-05-17.
  3. ^ missingauthor. "missingtitle", Washington Post, 2006-07-24.
  4. ^ Lisa Vorderbrueggen (2006-09-23). News and observations, some serious, some not, on the East Bay political scene. ContraCostaTimes Politics Weblog.
  5. ^ James L. (2006-09-20). CA-11: The NRCC is Nervous. web log. Swing State Project.
  6. ^ Hank Shaw. "Poll shows Pombo, McNerney just 2 points apart", The Record, ONI Stockton, Inc., 2006-10-03. Retrieved on 2006-08-18.
  7. ^ Ryan Kelly. "Competitive Race Lies Beneath Flurry of GOP Activity in Calif. 11", CQPolitics.com, 2006-10-03.

2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Record is a daily newspaper serving Stockton, California. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... The Record is a daily newspaper serving Stockton, California. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ...

External links

  • Jerry McNerney for Congress '06 campaign website
  • 2006 primary election results, 11th District

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