Joe Bishop-Henchman

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Joe Bishop-Henchman
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Libertarian National Committee
July 3, 2018—present
Personal Details
Education: George Washington University
University of California, Berkeley
Occupation: Lawyer, Policy Analyst
Residence: District of Columbia
Party: Libertarian
Facebook: Facebook
Twitter: Twitter

Joseph "Joe" Bishop-Henchman is a lawyer and policy analyst who has lived in Washington, D.C. after moving from California in 2004. He is an At-Large Member of the Libertarian National Committee.[1] He is admitted to practice law in New York, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. Supreme Court.[2]

Joe worked in the historic 2003 California recall election as a press/policy aide to gubernatorial candidate and former baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth, helped organize rallies against wasteful spending and the curfew law in his native San Diego County, and interned with the Office of the DC Attorney General (equity), Citizens Against Government Waste (transportation policy), and University of California (outreach in California’s Central Valley).[3]

Professionally, Joe started his fourteen year career with the Tax Foundation, America's leading independent tax policy nonprofit[4], in 2005 as a Law Clerk. During his career with the Tax Foundation, he was promoted to Tax Counsel, Director of State Projects, Vice President of Legal & State Projects, and finally to Executive Vice President in 2017.[5] During his career, he testified and wrote extensively about tax issues at all levels of jurisdiction.[6] In 2018, he submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the Tax Foundation[7] to the Supreme Court regarding South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. It was referenced twice in the final ruling.[8]

He is now an attorney with McDermott Will & Emery's state and local tax (SALT) group in Washington, DC, where he counsels clients on tax compliance, policy and controversy matters. He monitors state tax trends and policy developments, learns and shares insights on problematic tax policies and practices, and helps clients handle problems holistically and efficiently.[9]

Organizational Positions

Libertarian National Committee
  • At-Large (July 3, 2018—present)
  • 2018 Bylaws Committee Chair (May 2018—July 3, 2018)
Libertarian Party (national)
  • 2018 delegate
DC Libertarian Party
  • Chair (2018-present)[10]
Alumni For Liberty
  • Board Chair (2013-2015[11])

2020 Campaign for LNC Chair

On January 16 2020, Bishop-Henchman announced his candidacy for chair of the Libertarian National Committee.[12]



  7. Tax Foundation amicus South Dakota v Wayfair.pdf

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