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Meet Jerry

Jerry’s journey through life does not look like most. Born into poverty, he was separated from his parents at a young age. He came up through the Allegheny County foster care system, and was placed in a multiracial foster home that sheltered 11 altogether. From there, the statistics said he was more likely to end up on government assistance for the majority of his life than to graduate from high school, less college. But Jerry was determined to break the trend—and he did.

Today, Jerry is a constitutional law professor at the University of Pittsburgh, a human rights activist, a community advocate, a husband, and a father. He believes his unlikely story of success should not be so unlikely. In Congress, he will bring the energy and perspective needed to lift those left behind, and truly create opportunity for all.

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I’ve dedicated my life to advocating for those who have less than, and who are treated as less than, because that is who I am and where I come from. I fight everyday to make my unlikely path to success a possibility for others, and I’m ready to bring that fight to Congress.

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