Gerald E. (Gerry) Connolly is a Representative from Virginia. Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1950, he earned his B.A. from Maryknoll College in 1971, and his M.P.A. from Harvard University in 1979. He is a former business executive, nonprofit organization director, a member of the Fairfax County, Virginia board of supervisors from 1995-2003, and chairman of the Fairfax County, Virginia board of supervisors from 2004-2008. He was elected as a Democrat to the 111th and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2009-present).