Jo Jorgensen

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Jo Jorgensen is a political activist and academic from the United States. Jo Jorgensen was the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee in the 2020 election, finishing third in the popular vote with approximately 1.9 million votes, or 1.2% of the national total.

Early Life and Childhood

Jo Jorgensen was born on May 1, 1957, in Libertyville, Illinois, the United States age is 65 years old as of 2022 and Jorgensen is a naturalized American citizen who practices Christianity.

Similarly, her birth sign is Taurus currently, she is living in Illinois. Jorgensen was raised in neighboring Grayslake and her grandparents were Danish immigrants.

However, there is no information available regarding Jorgensen’s parents and siblings. Jorgensen temporarily paused her presidential campaign following the death of her mother on September 3, 2020.

Education

Jorgensen attended Grayslake Central High School in Grayslake. Jorgensen earned her Bachelor of Science in psychology from Baylor University in 1979 and her Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in 1980.

Scandal

Jorgensen has called the United States’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic “overly bureaucratic and authoritarian,” describing restrictions on individual behavior (such as stay-at-home orders) and corporate bailouts as “the biggest assault on our liberties in our lifetime.”

Jorgensen is opposed to government mask mandates, viewing mask use as a personal choice. She claims that without government intervention, mask-wearing would be widely adopted because market competition would drive businesses to adopt either mask-required or mask-optional policies, giving consumers the freedom to choose their preferred environment.

Further, Jorgensen has used the analogy of dollar voting to argue that in the absence of a government mandate, consumer preferences would shape businesses’ policies on face masks.

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Caption: Jo Jorgensen giving an interview. Source: C-Span

In addition, Jorgensen opposes the drug war and advocates for the abolition of drug laws, promising to pardon all nonviolent drug offenders. Moreover, Jorgensen is opposed to embargoes, economic sanctions, and foreign aid. She believes that government spending should be reduced to reduce taxes.

Also,  Jorgensen supports American citizens’ freedom to travel and trade, the removal of trade barriers and tariffs, and the repeal of quotas on the number of people who can legally enter to work, visit, or stay in the United States.

Career and Professional Life

Jo Jorgensen began her career working with computer systems at IBM before leaving to become a co-owner and President of Digitech, Inc. In addition, in 2002, Clemson University awarded her a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Also, she has been a full-time professor at Clemson since 2006. Jorgensen first ran for office in the 1992 election for the United States House of Representatives. She ran as a Libertarian against incumbent Democrat Liz J.

Patterson and Republican challenger Bob Inglis for the SC-04 seat in northwest South Carolina. Jorgensen finished third with 2.2% of the vote. Moreover, The Libertarian Party nominated Jorgensen for vice president as Harry Browne’s running mate before the 1996 United States presidential election.

She was elected with 92% of the vote on the first ballot. On October 22, she took part in a vice-presidential debate televised nationally by C-SPAN, alongside Herbert Titus of the Taxpayers Party and Mike Tompkins of the Natural Law Party.

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Caption: Jo Jorgensen delivering a speech for Libertarian. Source: Time

Jorgensen filed with the FEC on August 13, 2019, to run for the Libertarian presidential nomination in the 2020 election. She formally launched her campaign at the Libertarian Party of South Carolina convention on November 2, 2019, before taking part in the South Carolina Libertarian presidential debate the following day.

Jorgensen became the Libertarian presidential nominee on May 23, 2020, making her the first woman to do so and the only female 2020 presidential candidate with ballot access to more than 270 electoral votes.

Brand Endorsements

Jorgensen has not endorsed any brand, nor has she promoted anything, nor has she been seen in any brand collaborations.

Body Measurements

Talking about her height Jorgensen is 5 Feet 11 inches tall and weighs 70kg. Similarly, Jorgensen’s body measurement is 34-27-34 inches and her eye color is brown and her hair color is black. Also, Jorgensen’s dress size is 6 and her shoe size is 9(US).

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Caption: Jo Jorgensen in a public place. Source: The daily collegian.

Awards and Nomination

Jorgensen became the Libertarian presidential nominee on May 23, 2020, making her the first woman to do so and the only female 2020 presidential candidate with ballot access to more than 270 electoral votes.

Moreover, Jorgensen previously served as Harry Browne’s running mate in the 1996 election as the party’s vice presidential nominee. Also, In 2002 Clemson University awarded her a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Jo Jorgensen – Net Worth 2022

Jo Jorgensen has made a good living from her work. Jorgensen’s estimated net worth is around $2 million. Also, Jorgensen’s annual salary is $100k per year.

Relationship Status

Jorgensen is a married woman with two grown daughters and a grandson. Jorgensen has kept her personal life private so there is no information regarding her husband and daughters.

Jo Jorgensen – Social Media

Jo Jorgensen is very active on Instagram. She has 110k followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @jorgensen_2020. Similarly, her Twitter handles @JoForLiberty are followed by 160.7k followers. Her Facebook account is @JoForLiberty and has 448k followers.