Jerry Brady

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Jerry Brady
Born(1936-03-20) March 20, 1936 (age 76)
Idaho Falls, Idaho
ResidenceIdaho Falls, Idaho
EducationUniversity of Notre Dame, Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley
OccupationPresident, The Post Company
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Rickie Orchin
 
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Jerry Brady
Born(1936-03-20) March 20, 1936 (age 76)
Idaho Falls, Idaho
ResidenceIdaho Falls, Idaho
EducationUniversity of Notre Dame, Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley
OccupationPresident, The Post Company
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Rickie Orchin

Jerry Michael Brady (born March 20, 1936, in Idaho Falls, Idaho) is an Idaho politician and owns a newspaper that is distributed in southeast Idaho. Brady ran twice for Governor of Idaho and was defeated both times, losing in 2002 to Dirk Kempthorne and losing in 2006 to Butch Otter. [1]

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]

Late in 2006 Brady announced 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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Preceded by
Robert C. Huntley
Democratic Party nominee, Governor of Idaho
2002 (lost), 2006 (lost)
Succeeded by
Keith G. Allred