Jerry Joyce is a lifelong Chicagoan, small business owner and attorney. His grassroots campaign is committed to providing a fresh outlook and getting back to the basics when it comes to public safety, affordability and strengthening the system of neighborhood education.
Jerry graduated from Marist High School in Chicago and attended Yale University, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science. While at Yale, he played football and captained the varsity wrestling team. After graduation, Jerry returned to Chicago and earned his Juris Doctor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
After law school Jerry joined the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office where he worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney on the executive staff. He has been a small business owner and is currently in private legal practice.
Jerry has served on various local neighborhood and charitable committees. He founded a youth wrestling program and coaches youth wrestling and football. He has served on the school board at Marist High School and is a member of the Knights of Columbus. Jerry has been actively involved with Vision Health International, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Misericordia, South Suburban PADS, and the Feed My Starving Children organization.
Jerry and his wife Jannine, who is a pediatrician, have four children and live on the Southwest Side of Chicago in the Beverly neighborhood.