The Challenges Facing the Next Congress
Congressman Gerald E. Connolly
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Congressman Gerald E. Connolly
Congressman Gerald E. “Gerry” Connolly is serving his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia’s 11th District, which encompasses Fairfax County, Prince William County, and the City of Fairfax in Northern Virginia. He was first elected in 2008 and reelected in 2010.
Congressman Connolly serves on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
He is the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform, which covers many key issues relating to Northern Virginia’s workforce and economy. He is also a member of that panel’s Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and Labor Policy, and the Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency, and Financial Management. As a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Connolly serves on two Subcommittees: Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade; and the Middle East and South Asia.
Connolly is also a member of the New Democrat Coalition, chair of the Innovation Task Force, co-chair of the Smart Contracting Caucus, co-chair of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Caucus, co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans, co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Korea, and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Taiwan. During his first term in Congress, he was elected President of his freshmen class.
Prior to his election to Congress, Connolly was Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in Fairfax County, the largest jurisdiction in the Washington, DC metro area with more than 1.1 million residents. Connolly served a total of 14 years on the Fairfax County Board, the last five as Chairman. Congressman Connolly received a M.A. in Public Administration from Harvard University in 1979. He received a B.A. in Literature from Maryknoll College in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
After graduating from Harvard, Connolly spent 10 years on the staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where he handled numerous foreign policy issues including oversight of international economic issues and policies concerning the Middle East and the United Nations.
Congressman Connolly also worked in the non-profit and private sectors for organizations and companies involved in international trade, regulatory matters, technology, and research.
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