Date of Birth : Mar 20, 1936
Jerry Michael Brady 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. 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.
Brady announced in 2006, that he would not contest a third consecutive gubernatorial run in 2010.
Brady is the great-grandson of James H.