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Jerry is the founding and current executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) and the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund, a statewide nonprofit and non-partisan organization with a mission to increase civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino community across Georgia. Jerry is a native of Laredo, TX and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1995. He completed his Master of Public Administration at the Andrew Young School of Public Policy at Georgia State University in 2005. Due to his efforts at GALEO, Jerry has been recognized by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of Georgia’s 100 Most Influential Georgians for several years. Jerry lives in Atlanta with his husband of over 20 years, Ray, an established and practicing pediatrician, and their dog, Jenny. Jerry’s hobbies include photography, travel, and hiking. He also considers himself an avid cyclist.