Public Lecture: “How Election Campaigns are Run and the Future of Math in Politics” by Congressman Jerry McNerney

Part of the Workshop Mathematics of Politics
April 22, 2014

The Speaker

Congressman Jerry McNerney holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University ofMcNerney_Photo New Mexico. He served several years as a contractor to Sandia National Laboratories on national security programs. In 1990, McNerney moved with his family to California, accepting a senior engineering position with U.S. Windpower, Kenetech. He later served as an energy consultant for PG&E, FloWind, the Electric Power Research Institute, and other utility companies. Prior to his election to Congress in 2006, he formed a start-up company to manufacture wind turbines. Congressman McNerney represents California’s 9th District, and serves on the Committee on Energy and Commerce, which is vested with broad jurisdiction on a number of issues including telecommunications, consumer protection, food and drug safety, public health research, environmental quality, energy policy, and interstate and foreign commerce.