Jerry Kovacs was born, raised and educated in Lethbridge, Alberta. He attended the Universities of Lethbridge (B.A. '77), Waterloo (M.A. '80), Windsor (LL.B. '88), Ottawa (LL.M. '98 and LL.L. '99) and Osgoode Hall Law School (Aboriginal Law Program).
Jerry has worked as a Customs Officer, ski resort chairlift attendant, political assistant in Ottawa for Members of Parliament from Alberta, university teaching and research assistant, lawyer, international elections observer (Ukraine, Palestine and Democratic Republic of Congo), law school lecturer in Scotland, France, Kosovo and Canada. In Kosovo he worked at the University of Prishtina, Kosovo Law Centre and Human Rights Centre. He taught numerous courses, including the first internet legal research and writing course for students, lawyers and professors in Kosovo. He is called to the Bar and has practised law in Ontario, Alberta and Nunavut.
Jerry has been a candidate for public office at the provincial and municipal levels. He has been an active community volunteer and veterans’ advocate. He was a junior army officer (2Lt ResF ret'd) and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion; Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Association; Polish Combatants' Association; and Army Officers' Mess in Ottawa. He has attended many Veterans Affairs Stakeholders Meetings with Departmental and Ministerial officials.
Jerry's interests include hiking, cycling, reading, politics, gardening and handyman activities.
He joined the Maverick Party because as an Albertan at heart, he believes in fairness, equality, and True Western Representation. As the party's Official Agent, he hopes to use his political and legal education and experience to further the interests and success of the Maverick Party, its members, supporters and candidates.