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VOTERS' GUIDE General Election, November 3, 2020

Jo Jorgensen

Jo Jorgensen is running for United States President

Jo Jorgensen

JO JORGENSEN

Libertarian

BACKGROUND:

  • Jorgensen, 63, is a senior lecturer in psychology at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C.
  • She worked as a marketing representative for IBM Corp. and started a software sales business and also founded a consulting business. She ran for Congress in 1992 and vice president in 1996 as a libertarian.
  • She graduated from Baylor University and received an masters in business administration at Southern Methodist University. She received her doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Clemson.

ISSUES:

  • Jorgensen wants to make government smaller. She said she would veto any spending that contributed to a deficit, veto any increase in the federal government’s debt ceiling, and would require spending reduction targets through the federal government.
  • She wants to turn the U.S. into "one giant Switzerland: Armed and netural."
  • She wants to reduce government and insurance company paperwork and allowing price competition to make health care more affordable. She opposes a government health care system for all.
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