Jo Jorgensen

American politician, 2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate

Jo Jorgensen (born May 1, 1957) is an American academic and libertarian political activist. She was the Libertarian Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2020 election.[1]

Jo Jorgensen
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Born (1957-05-01) May 1, 1957 (age 65)
Alma materBaylor University (BS)
Southern Methodist University (MBA)
Clemson University (PhD)
Political partyLibertarian

She was the Libertarian Party nominee for vice-president in the 1996 U.S. presidential election as the running mate of Harry Browne.[2]

She was also the Libertarian nominee for South Carolina's 4th congressional district in 1992, receiving 4,286 votes, or 2.2%.


  1. Winger, Richard (May 23, 2020). "Jo Jorgensen Wins Libertarian Presidential Nomination on Fourth Vote". Ballot Access Date. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  2. "Greenville Woman To Run For Vice President". Herald-Journal. Associated Press. July 11, 1996. pp. A3?. Retrieved 1 June 2012.