Jerry Zhang is the Conservative Candidate in the riding of Waterloo. His personal and professional background provides him with dynamic perspective to win back Waterloo and represent his beloved community in parliament.
Jerry was born and raised in a mining town in Northern China as the youngest of three children. His parents were migrant workers, and their commitment to hard work and perseverance left an indelible mark on him.
After completing his undergrad degree at the Harbin Institute of Technology, a top-ranked engineering university in China, Jerry began his career in Beijing as a research engineer at the Institute of Electrical Engineering. In 1996, Jerry married his remarkable wife, Changling Chen. Together, they embarked on a journey that took them to Wisconsin furthering their education.
While Changling was finishing her Ph.D. in Accounting, Jerry graduated with a master’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He then went on to IBM New York to work as a chipset design engineer. Changling started her academic career in 2004 at the University of Waterloo, where she is now an associate professor. Jerry’s industrial experience propelled him to a managerial position at AMD Technologies in Toronto. With these new opportunities, Jerry and Changling chose Waterloo to be their home.
Today, Jerry is an entrepreneur with his own consulting business. His boys, Michael (14) and Adam (10), are ensconced in activities from hockey to arts in this wonderful thriving community. Jerry brings them alongside as he volunteers his time with organizations such as the Food Bank and Kiwanis, putting an emphasis on giving back to the community. Jerry and Changling love raising their family in such a positive and idyllic environment like Waterloo! A strong community makes the difference, and Jerry wants to share this belief.
While canvassing, Jerry engages with a wide variety of community members about their lives and concerns. He assures them: the opportunities exist here! He will work hard to ensure that the seeds of your efforts and perseverance will flourish for you, your children, and your grandchildren.
Waterloo is unique! Waterloo fosters technology, education and innovation.
Jerry will provide a strong voice in Ottawa for the people of Waterloo. To get there, he needs your time and talent – sign up today to join the campaign!
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