Jerry holds a B.A. in Literature from his hometown public institution of higher learning, Cleveland State University. He has lived in New York City since 1987, working as a proofreader and copy-editor. Jerry was an active member of the Labor Party in the ’90s and of the Green Party in the ’00s. He has run for New York City Council in Astoria, Queens, three times as a Green and twice as a Populist. He remains committed to independent politics and is always available to debate and discuss the subject in all forums.