Jim Higgins graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He worked as a civil engineer for 6 years before changing careers to Computer system analyst. Jim is currently retired and lives with his wife LaDonna in Creve Coeur, Missouri. They have two grown daughters.
Jim became active in the Ohio Libertarian party in 1974 and worked on the Kathleen Harroff campaign for US Senate. He participated in the 1976 petition drive to get Roger McBride on the ballot in Ohio for president on the Libertarian ticket. Jim moved to Missouri in 1985. In 1992 he collected signatures to help get the Missouri Libertarian Party on the ballot. That same year he ran for U.S. congress as a Libertarian in Missouri’s 2nd district. (The same seat he is now seeking). He has since run for various offices including congress several times. In 2012 he was the Libertarian candidate for Missouri Governor.