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San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Sacramento Counties, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Jerry McNerney

Candidate for
United States Representative; District 9

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My wife Mary and I have lived and raised our three children in this area for 20 years. As a renewable energy engineer, small businessman, and father, I know the challenges of making ends meet during tough times. I worked hard to provide for my family but had to take out a second mortgage to help send my kids to college.

We were proud when our son Michael joined the military after 9/11. His service inspired me to run for public office, and my experiences drive me to be an independent voice who stands up for what's right.

I'm committed to improving the economy and creating local jobs. With people struggling, it's wrong for Congress and big corporations to benefit at our expense. That's why I've always voted against pay raises for Congress, and I wrote a bill to close tax loopholes for companies that ship American jobs overseas. I know that small businesses are the engine of our economy, and I've worked to pass tax credits for companies that hire new employees.

Taking care of veterans is a top priority of mine. Many local veterans have to drive hours for a doctor's appointment. That's why I delivered a new veterans medical center to our area, creating 900 jobs. I also wrote a law improving treatments for service members returning from combat with severe brain injuries.

I'll keep fighting to create jobs and improve veterans' benefits and will stand up for you during these tough times.

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