Jerry Brady

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Jerry Brady
Born Jerry Michael Brady
(1936-03-20) March 20, 1936 (age 79)
Boise, Idaho, U.S.
Residence Idaho Falls, Idaho, U.S.
Education University of Notre Dame, Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley
Occupation Businessman, explorer and politician
Political party Democratic
Religion Roman Catholicism
Spouse(s) Rickie Orchin
Children Andrew, Laura, Michael, Kristin, Kevin
Website Official website[dead link] (Archived December 21, 2007 at the Wayback Machine)

Jerry Michael Brady (born March 20, 1936) is an American businessman, explorer and politician. He owns a newspaper that is distributed in southeast Idaho. Brady ran twice for Governor of Idaho and was unsuccessful both times, losing in 2002 to Incumbent Governor Dirk Kempthorne and losing in 2006 to U.S. Representative Butch Otter.[1] He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Brady is a 1954 graduate of Idaho Falls High School and also graduated from the University of Notre Dame and Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

Beginning in 1963, Brady served as a legislative assistant to United States Senator Frank Church. From 1969 to 1972 Brady was the assistant director and later director of public affairs for the Peace Corps. Brady practiced law in Washington, D.C. from 1979 to 1984.

In 1984, Brady returned to Idaho to manage his family's media companies, first as general manager of KIFI-TV in Idaho Falls, then as publisher of the Post Register, Idaho Falls' daily newspaper which he owns. Brady currently serves as the newspaper's president.[2]

Brady announced in 2006, that he would not contest a third consecutive gubernatorial run in 2010.[3]

Brady is the great-grandson of James H. Brady, who served as Governor of Idaho and as a United States Senator from Idaho in the early 20th Century.


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Party political offices
Preceded by
Robert C. Huntley
Democratic nominee for Governor of Idaho
2002, 2006
Succeeded by
Keith G. Allred