Rocky Anderson

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Ross Carl "Rocky" Anderson (born September 9, 1951) served two terms as the 33rd mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, between 2000 and 2008.[1] He is the Executive Director of High Road for Human Rights.[2]

Anderson formally accepted the 2012 presidential nomination of the Justice Party on January 13, 2012.[3]

In March 2012, Anderson announced that he was seeking the presidential nomination of Americans Elect in addition to campaigning as the Justice party nominee.[4][5] The following May, Americans Elect announced that it would not run a presidential nominee in 2012.[6]

Anderson also sought the presidential nomination of the Peace and Freedom Party,[7] but withdrew his bid for that nomination in August 2012.[8]

He was an active member of the gun-grabbing liberal organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

See also


  1. List of mayors of Salt Lake City
  2. High Road for Human Rights
  3. Schwarz, Hunter. "Rocky Anderson accepts his newly-formed party's presidential nomination", Deseret News, January 13, 2012. Retrieved on September 24, 2012. 
  4. Higgs, Steven (March 17, 2012) "Anderson embraces Americans Elect nominating process", The Bloomington Alternative. Retrieved March 21, 2012.
  5. Derby, Kevin (March 17, 2012) "Established Politicians Going Third Party in 2012 Race", Sunshine State News. Retrieved March 21, 2012.
  6. Liptak, Kevin. "Third party effort packs it in for 2012", CNN, May 17, 2012. Retrieved on September 24, 2012. 
  7. "Peace & Freedom Party Attempts to Persuade California Secretary of State to List All Four Presidential Candidates in Party Presidential Primary", Ballot Access News. February 9, 2012. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
  8. "Rocky Anderson Withdraws from Peace & Freedom Party Convention Process", Ballot Access News. August 2, 2012. Retrieved September 24, 2012.