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Thank you Midland!

Thank you Midland for the overwhelming support! I'm truly blessed and honored to to serve as the future Mayor of Midland, Texas. I look forward to woking with the city council and the great employees of our city to address the challenges that face our community today and those in the future.

Thank you to all of the volunteers and supporters who helped with our campaign over the last three months. I will work hard, to make Midland, a place that we can be proud to call home!

Thank you,


Jerry Morales for Mayor of Midland Texas.


Jerry Morales was born and raised right here in the Tall City of Midland, Texas. Jerry has been married to his bride, Meredith, for 24 years. Meredith and Jerry have been blessed with three wonderful children; Chris 23, Chase 20, and Chelsi 11.

Jerry attended St. Ann's Catholic School, Goddard Junior High and Robert E. Lee High School. The family attends St. Ann's Catholic Church where he serves as a lector, active in the ACT's community, St. Ann's Family Fair and Knights of Columbus.

Working in the restaurant industry for over 30 years, his career began in 1987 with Don Pablos/Harrigans Corporation. He was afforded the opportunities to develop his skills that included: Human Resource, Management Training, budgets, employee legalities, purchasing and new territory development. This corporate training provided Jerry and Meredith with a foundation to return home and purchase Gerardo's Casita restaurant from his family in 1997.  Jerry along with his family have been living the American Dream of owning and operating their own business.  This family business has since grown and now includes Gerardo's BISTRO, and Gerardo's Catering Company.

Since returning to Midland in 1997, Jerry Morales has served in countless State and Local organizations such as:

  • Midland Community Development Corporation - Founding Board Member
  • Hospice of Midland - President
  • Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - President
  • Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation
  • Midland Chamber of Commerce
  • Midland Development Corporation
  • St. Ann's School board
  • Midland Appraisal Review Board
  • March of Dimes
  • Vision 20/20 Participant

 Jerry is currently serving on the following:

  • Texas Restaurant Association - President-Elect
  • Permian Basin Restaurant Association - Board Member
  • Prosperity Bank - Advisory board
  • Permian Basin Area Foundation - Board of Governors
  • Midland City Council - At-Large
  • Midland Parks Committee
  • Midland Center Advisory board
  • Midland Odessa Planning Organization

Honorary Awards he has received:

  • Volunteer of the Year - MHCC
  • Outstanding Restauranteur - TRA/PBRA
  • Business Man of the Year - MHCC
  • Distinguish Graduate - St. Ann's

Continuing his mission on giving back to the community, Jerry is now running for Mayor of Midland. Jerry wants to be "the voice for Midland, the voice that you deserve!"