Born in the USA, Jerry came to Oxfordshire in the USAF in 1965. He liked it so much he decided to stay.
He has lived in Kennington since 1976, was first elected to Kennington Parish Council in 1991, and to the Vale of White Horse District Council in 1995.
In his 20 years on the Vale Council, he has served as Leader of the Council, Deputy Leader of the Council, Chair & Vice Chair of the Planning Committee, along with involvement with all District Council responsibilities.
From 2004 to 2010, he was a member of the South East England Regional Assembly and served as Vice-Chairman of the Regional Planning Committee.
He was instrumental in preparation & delivery of the Vale Local Plans to 2001 and 2011. His achievements include instigating and helping to deliver the partnership arrangements with neighbouring South Oxfordshire District Council which will keep residents' Council Tax as low as possible by saving both councils millions of pounds in costs, and protecting the Vale's portion of the Oxford Green Belt from the piecemeal development now threatened by the current Conservative administration.
If re-elected he will do all in his power to stop the Tories' proposed Green Belt developments in Radley parish between Kennington & Abingdon.