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H. Ross Perot


Picture of H. Ross Perot
Perot Systems
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1992 Independent President 2296006 Loss
11-05-1996 Reform President 697847 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: June 27, 1930 in Texarkana, Texas
Married: Margot Birmingham
Children: Ross Jr., Nancy, Suzanne, Carolyn, and Katherine

1995: Founded the Reform Party

  • According to Ballot Access News, Perot's 1992 campaign collected 134,781 signatures to qualify for the ballot in California, "the highest petition requirement... successfully met by any candidate who was seeking to be on a general election ballot." [Source: Ballot Access News, Volume 25, Number 7 (Dec. 2009)]
  • In Perot's 1992 run for President, he won 19% of the vote nationwide (20.6% in California), one of the largest percentages ever for an independent candidate.