- Ricky Gill at a glance
Residence: Lives in south Lodi.
Education: Tokay High Class of 2005, where he was valedictorian; graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2009 from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; graduated earlier this month from Boalt Law School at University of California, Berkeley.
Career and committees: Student member of the California Board of Education; spoke about educational equality at California Republican Party convention in 2005; policy consultant for Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J.; worked for former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in 2006; interned in Sacramento Kings front office in 2007; legal counselor for Oakland Athletics in the summer of 2010; math and literacy mentor at KIPP Bay Area charter schools; currently on Lodi Boys & Girls Club board.
Family: Parents, Drs. Jasbir and Param Gill of Lodi; two brothers.
Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2012 12:00 am
If there's one thing that Ricky Gill isn't lacking, it is confidence. He just turned 25 — the youngest a member of Congress can be — and he thinks he has what it takes to unseat three-term incumbent Jerry McNerney.
Gill, a 2005 Tokay High School graduate, says he objects to San Joaquin County not being represented by a county resident at either the state or federal level. McNerney lived in Pleasanton until moving to Stockton on May 1. State Sen. Tom Berryhill is from Stanislaus County and Assemblywoman Alyson Huber is from El Dorado Hills, although she has Lodi roots.
Saturday, May 12, 2012 12:00 am.