Jerry McNerney is a Representative from California. Born in Albuquerque, NM, in 1951, he attended the United States Military Academy, West Point, from 1969-1971, and earned his B.S. from the University of New Mexico in 1973 and his M.S. from the University of New Mexico in 1975. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 1981 and worked as an engineer and business owner. He ran unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 2004 and was elected to the 110th and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2007-present).