Sharon Harris is President of the Advocates for Self-Government. Prior to being chosen as President of the Advocates, Sharon was owner and manager of a successful book indexing business for 17 years. She also has worked as a free-lance writer, a magazine-article-writing instructor, managing editor of the Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia, and as a team-building trainer for businesses and organizations.
Sharon has been active in the libertarian movement since the early 70s. In 1972, she was a founding member of the Libertarian Party of Georgia (LPGA) and cast one of a handful of Georgia write-in votes for 1972 Libertarian Party presidential candidate John Hospers. She served the LPGA in many capacities, including being a member of the Executive Committee, editor of the Georgia Libertarian, meetings chair, convention coordinator, Cobb County LP co-founder and chair, and delegate to national conventions.
An award-winning speaker, she has presented libertarian ideas on radio talk shows, on cable TV shows, to college political science classes, before service clubs, and to Libertarian and Republican gatherings. She has also been interviewed by the editorial boards of several major newspapers.
Sharon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Counseling. She earned Certification by the Association for Psychological Type for teaching about, administering and interpreting the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the world’s most widely used personality inventory. She lives with her husband, writer and editor Jimmy Harris, in Rydal, Georgia. She has one grown daughter and three perfect grandchildren.