Joanne "Jo" Jorgensen, the Libertarian candidate for U.S. president, visited Parker Aug. 29, emphasizing her platform of limiting government to its basic, Constitutional functions, according to a statement from the Libertarian Party of Colorado.
Jorgensen spoke in front of a crowd of hundreds at the Vehicle Vault, at 18301 Lincoln Meadows Parkway, in the candidate's “UNConvention” rally, the Aug. 31 statement said. Denver-area news media were not present.
“My grandmother is the one who instilled in me the vision of America and the love of our values,” Jorgensen said. “She was an immigrant from Denmark and would tell me how in the old world, it didn't matter if you had an extra job or how hard you worked. The government just took the extra money.”
Colorado Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Raymon Doane joined Jorgensen on-stage.
“(Jorgensen's) vision and her desire to unite this nation are something to admire,” Doane said. “All I ask of you is to look at your ballot and mark Libertarian because we truly do not want control over your life and we want you to be free.”
According to her campaign, Jorgensen is a senior lecturer in psychology at Clemson University in South Carolina. She was the Libertarian candidate for South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District in 1992 and ran as a vice presidential candidate in 1996, her campaign said.
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