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Jerry McNerney


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-2004 Democratic CD-11 103587 Loss
11-07-2006 Democratic CD-11 109868 Win
11-04-2008 Democratic CD-11 164500 Win
11-02-2010 Democratic CD-11 115361 Win
11-06-2012 Democratic CD-09 118373 Win
11-04-2014 Democratic CD-09 63475 Win
11-08-2016 Democratic CD-09 133163 Win
11-06-2018 Democratic CD-09 113414 Win
11-03-2020 Democratic CD-09 174252 Win
11-05-2024 Democratic SD-05 0

Candidate Biography:

Gerald M. McNerney
Born: June 18, 1951 in Alburquerque, New Mexico
Married: Mary
Children: Michael*, Windy, and Greg

2008: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2016: Delegate, Democratic National Convention

  • McNerney qualified for the 2004 General Election ballot as a write-in during the Primary.
  • MINORITY VICTORY: In the 2010 General Election, McNerney became the last Congressional candidate in California to win with less than 50% of the votes cast in that contest (he was elected with 48.0%). The Final Minority Victors were: Kamala Harris (statewide), Jerry McNerney (Congress), Jeff Denham (State Senate), and Richard Pan (Assembly).
  • CLOSE CONTEST: The 2010 race was particularly close (with McNerney winning by ~2,500 votes or 1%). McNerney declared victory on November 10th.
  • Michael McNerney was a 2008 Presidential Elector from California.
  • Primary Shuffle: In one of the more difficult to track political ballets in modern history, the. In the earliest part of the 2024 primary campaign, Assemblyman Carlos Villiapudua created a campaign account to run for reelection to the State Assembly and his wife Edith filed to run for a vacant State Senate. Villapudua's appeared to be uncontested, while Edith's campaign for State Senate drew a challenge from Rhodesia Ransom (the district director for a local member of Congress). With the deadline of December 8th approaching, at 4:28 pm on December 7th, Carlos announced that he would instead be running for the State Senate (and his wife running for his vacant Assembly seat). At 3:04 pm on December 8th, Rob Pyers of the California Target Book announced that former Congressman Jerry McNerney was joining Carlos in the State Senate campaign.