Jerry moved to the Grand Coulee Dam area in 1977 and has been married to his wife, Susan, since 1979. He has managed Foisy & Kennedy, a local insurance and real estate firm, with his brother since they purchased the firm in 1981. In addition to caring for his clients locally, he spends several days a month teaching insurance nationally. His previous experience includes being an EMT with the Coulee Dam Fire Department from 1978-1991, Director of the Grand Coulee Dam School District from 1981-1989, and he served on the steering committee for the formation of the Hospital District in 1990. He is also the past director and president of Professional Insurance Agents of Washington, a former member of the National Board of Governor's for the Society of Insurance Service Representatives, the past president of the Grand Coulee Dam Chamber of Commerce, and is currently the treasurer for the Coulee Dam Community Church. His hobbies include working with computers, teaching, technical writing and walking his puppies.