|Assumed office |
January 4, 2007
|Preceded by||Richard Pombo|
|Born||June 18, 1951 |
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Gerald "Jerry" McNerney (born June 18, 1951) is an engineer, energy specialist, and politician from the U.S. state of California. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. California's 11th congressional district is located in Northern California, encompassing parts of San Joaquin, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Events 46 BC - Titus Labienus defeats Julius Caesar in the Battle of Ruspina. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Richard William Pombo (born January 8 1961) is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, having represented Events 618 - Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China, initiating three centuries Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Pleasanton is a city in Alameda County, California, incorporated in 1894 Events 618 - Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China, initiating three centuries Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January An engineer is a person professionally engaged in a field of Engineering. In Physics and other Sciences energy (from the Greek grc ἐνέργεια - Energeia, "activity operation" from grc ἐνεργός Politics of the United States takes place in the framework of a presidential, Federal republic where the President of the United States (the Head of A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. McNerney, a Democrat, won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2006 House election, defeating incumbent Richard Pombo in California's 11th congressional district, which includes parts of San Joaquin County in the Central Valley as well as parts of Contra Costa, Alameda and Santa Clara counties in the Bay Area. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. This article discusses only races that resulted in a seat's party switch in the U Richard William Pombo (born January 8 1961) is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, having represented California's 11th congressional district is located in Northern California, encompassing parts of San Joaquin, Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Joaquin County is a county located in Central Valley of the U The Central Valley is a large flat valley that dominates the central portion of the U Contra Costa County ( Spanish for "opposite coast" is a suburban county in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U Alameda County is a county in the US state of California. It occupies most of the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. Santa Clara County is a County located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U The San Francisco Bay Area, commonly known as the Bay Area, or the Bay, is a geographically and ethnically diverse metropolitan region that surrounds the
McNerney is an expert in wind engineering and renewable energy and holds a Ph.D in mathematics. Renewable energy is Energy generated from Natural resources mdashsuch as Sunlight, Wind, Rain, tides and geothermal "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. 
McNerney was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended St. Joseph's Military Academy in Hays, Kansas and later the United States Military Academy, but resigned in 1971 in opposition to the Vietnam War. Hays is a city in Ellis County, Kansas, near the intersection of Interstate 70 and U "USMA" redirects here For other uses see USMA (disambiguation The United States Military Academy (also known as USMA, Opposition to US involvement in the Vietnam War is significant because domestic protest in the U He registered with the draft board, and transferred to the University of New Mexico. The Draft redirects here For other uses see Draft. Conscription in the United States has been employed several times usually during The University of New Mexico ( UNM) is a Public University in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  He received a bachelor's degree, master's degree, and, in 1981, a Ph. D in mathematics from that university. McNerney and Mary, his wife of 29 years, have lived and raised their children in Pleasanton since 1990.  Their oldest son, Michael, is a reserve officer in the US Air Force. Daughter Windy is a graduate student at the University of New Mexico, and youngest son, Greg, is studying biophysics at UC Davis. Biophysics (also biological physics) is an Interdisciplinary Science that employs and develops theories and methods of the Physical sciences for
McNerney served several years as a contractor to Sandia National Laboratories on Kirtland Air Force Base, working on national security programs. Sandia National Laboratories which is managed and operated by the Sandia Corporation (a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation) is a major United For the civil airport use of this facility see Albuquerque International Sunport Kirtland Air Force Base is a major United States Air In 1985, he accepted a senior engineering position with U. S. Windpower (Kenetech), and in 1994 began working as an energy consultant for PG&E, FloWind, The Electric Power Research Institute, and other utility companies. For the 1970s rock music band see Pacific Gas & Electric (band. McNerney is now the CEO of a start-up company that intends to manufacture wind turbines. A wind turbine is a rotating machine which converts the Kinetic energy in Wind into Mechanical energy.
During his career in wind energy, McNerney's work contributed to saving the equivalent of approximately 30 million barrels of oil, or 8. 3 million tons of carbon dioxide — the main greenhouse gas — as well as other harmful pollutants.
His oldest son Michael volunteered to serve in the military soon after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
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. 
McNerney was inspired to run for Congress by his son Michael, who in response to the attacks of September 11, sought and received a commission in the Air Force. Events 9 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul Michael suggested that his father serve his country by running for Congress. McNerney first ran for Congress against Richard Pombo in California's 11th congressional district in the 2004 House elections. Richard William Pombo (born January 8 1961) is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, having represented Elections to the United States House of Representatives for the 109th Congress were held on November 2, 2004. 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 percent.
McNerney launched his 2006 campaign early in the fall of 2005. The 2006 California 11th congressional district election was an Election for the United States House of Representatives in California's 11th congressional In June 2006 he won the Democratic primary with 52. 8% of the vote, defeating Steve Filson and Stevan Thomas.
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. John Patrick “Jack” Murtha Jr (born 17 June 1932 is an American politician from the U In late July, Republicans Pete McCloskey and Tom Benigno (both of whom ran in the Republican primary against Pombo) endorsed McNerney. Paul Norton "Pete" McCloskey Jr (born September 29 1927 is a Democratic politician from the U 
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. "
On October 3, 2006, a poll commissioned by Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund was released with McNerney leading Pombo 48 percent to 46 percent. Events 42 BC - First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. . 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
On November 7, 2006, Pombo was voted out of office in favor of McNerney. Events 1492 - The Ensisheim Meteorite the oldest Meteorite with a known date of impact strikes the Earth around noon in a Wheat Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.  McNerney had 53. 3 percent of the vote, while Pombo got 46. 7 percent.
The 2008 District 11 congressional election will be hotly contested, and has already been listed as one of the hot house races of 2008. See also United States House of Representatives elections 2008 The United States House of Representatives elections in California 2008 will be held on November  The only announced Republican challenger is former Assemblyman Dean Andal, a Stockton businessman controversial for his role in real estate developments. Dean F Andal (born October 23, 1959 in Salem Oregon) is a Republican Public official and businessman from Stockton California No Democrats have announced a primary challenge to McNerney.
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from California's 11th congressional district