B5‘s Jerry Doyle Makes a Run for Congress!
Babylon 5, after five seasons and five telefilms, has gone into retirement. But Jerry Doyle (who played Security Chief Michael Garibaldi on the show) isn’t sitting still.
He’s running for the U.S. House of Representatives in California’s 24th Congressional District. As a Republican. We contacted Jerry (“Call me Jerry—my Dad’s Mr. Doyle”) at his campaign headquarters in Los Angeles. He’s unopposed in this month’s Republican primary (any contenders will have to be write-ins at this point), so he’s a lock to go up against his Democratic opponent this November. He’s currently getting his campaign organized, and working with consultants and advisors on how best to get his message out. His website will be launched soon, so we’ll link you up when it’s online.
When asked to describe his message in a nutshell, Jerry says he’s running as a “fiscal conservative, social moderate” and hoping to compete successfully in a traditionally Democratic district. We’ll keep you updated on Jerry’s progress in the months to come.
Update 08 Mar 2000: We spoke briefly to Jerry today, and he made it through the primary with no problems (as expected). His website is www.doyleforcongress.com, which should be up by the end of March.
Postscript 21 Dec 2022: Jerry ultimately lost his election bid. He went on to be a syndicated talk-show host, and died in 2016.
[Originally posted in March 2000 at SciFiDimensions.com.]