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The Curious Case of Jerry Carroll for President

Who is Jerry Carroll, and why has he spent the last 27 years of his life running for President of the United States?

In 1979, Jerry Carroll established campaign committee C00214999, the Jerry Carroll Committee for President. He has been running for President ever since.

jerry carroll for president 2008 1996Online records of the Jerry Carroll for President committee go back only so far, but the Federal Elections Commission does share the scrawled declaration of candidacy for President for the 1996 election that you see here.

This much I know already: Jerry Carroll is a political independent who lives in Stockton, California, and has had the same post office box there for at least 11 years.. His original campaign treasurer was Vivian Carroll, but the only Vivian Carroll I can find living in California now is a technical writer living far to the south in Brea. It’s likely that this is not the same Vivian. There is no Vivian Carroll currently living in Stockton.

If you just search for Jerry Carroll, you won’t find much. If you search for Jerry Leon Carroll, as the candidate describes himself in this note, you get a bit more information. Apparently, in addition to running for President, Jerry Carroll ran for United States Senate this year, against Democratic incumbent Diane Feinstein. He lost, after accumulating a campaign debt of 2,900 dollars.

Carroll’s 1988 write-in campaign for President earned him 13 votes from California, according to Join California.

For now, that’s about all that I’m able to find out… except that I have got the telephone number for a Jerry Carroll living in Stockton, California. I think I’ll give him a call today.

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