Ron Bishop was born in Gadsden, Alabama and grew up in Eufaula. In 1983 he moved to Birmingham, where he graduated from Huffman High School in 1985. He studied nursing and radiography at Jefferson State Community College and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, but since the1990s he has been a self-taught IT professional.

Today, Ron lives in Irondale, Alabama. He is married with two children, a son and a daughter. His son is in the Air Force and his daughter is in High School.

As a senior in high school, Ron started watching Birmingham City Council meetings and has maintained a keen interest in politics ever since. Today the Libertarian Party is best aligned with his belief in limited government and individual freedom. He has been active in the Libertarian Party for many years.

I am running for the U.S. Senate because I feel we are getting short-changed by the two candidates on the ballot. Neither will represent Alabama. They have too much baggage, owe too many special interest groups, and fundamentally do not represent the values of the people of Alabama.

"I was born and raised in Alabama and wouldn't want to live anywhere else. I haven't spent a life in politics nor in the public eye. Maybe that's the type of person Alabamians would like to send to Washington.”  Ron Bishop