Rocky Anderson

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Ross Carl "Rocky" Anderson (born September 9, 1951) is an American attorney and politician.wikipedia
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2012 United States presidential election

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Anderson announced his intention to run for president in 2012 as a candidate for the newly formed Justice Party.
* Rocky Anderson, former mayor of Salt Lake City and founding member of the Justice Party, from Utah.

Logan, Utah

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Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson was born in Logan, Utah, one of three children of Roy and Grace Anderson.

List of mayors of Salt Lake City

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He served two terms as the 33rd mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah from 2000–08.

Salt Lake City

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He served two terms as the 33rd mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah from 2000–08.
President George W. Bush visited in 2005 and again in 2006 for national veterans' conventions; both visits were protested by then-Mayor Rocky Anderson.

University of Utah

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Anderson studied ethics, political philosophy, and religious philosophy at the University of Utah.
Notable alumni include politicians Rocky Anderson, Bob Bennett, E. Jake Garn, Jon Huntsman, Jr., Karen Morgan, Frank E. Moss, and Karl Rove; recent LDS Church presidents Gordon B. Hinckley and Thomas S. Monson; historian and Pulitzer Prize for History laureate Laurel Thatcher Ulrich; authors Orson Scott Card, Stephen Covey, Shannon Hale, Terry Tempest Williams, and Wallace Stegner; R Adams Cowley, William DeVries, Russell M. Nelson, and Robert Jarvik in medicine; historian Richard Foltz; educators Gordon Gee and Ann Weaver Hart; reporter Martha Raddatz; and speed reading innovator Evelyn Nielsen Wood.

Justice Party (United States)

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Anderson announced his intention to run for president in 2012 as a candidate for the newly formed Justice Party.
It was organized in November 2011 by a group of political activists including former mayor of Salt Lake City Rocky Anderson as an alternative to what he saw as a duopoly of the two major political parties.

Merrill Cook

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After winning a contentious primary election against Kelly Atkinson by a margin of 11%, Anderson ran for Congress as the Democratic nominee in Utah's Second Congressional District in 1996 against Republican Merrill Cook.
He faced future Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson in the general election.

Chris Buttars

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State Senator Chris Buttars of West Jordan publicly denounced former Mayor Rocky Anderson for having "attracted the entire gay community to come and live in Salt Lake County" after a Dan Jones poll indicated strong support for allowing domestic partnerships.
Buttars criticized the domestic partnership executive order signed by Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson.

Jon Huntsman Sr.

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Along with Jon Huntsman, Sr., Anderson co-convened the Alliance for Unity, a non-partisan group of religious and community leaders working to build bridges between diverse people throughout Utah.
Rocky Anderson, Democratic mayor of Salt Lake City, has said of Huntsman:

Luis J. Rodriguez

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His running mate was Luis J. Rodriguez, a Chicano activist and writer from California.
In July 2012, former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson selected Rodriguez to be his running mate on the Justice Party presidential ticket.

John B. Anderson

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Its formation is reported to have been discussed among Anderson; Margaret Flowers, a medical doctor and proponent of a single-payer health plan; Kevin Zeese, an organizer of the Occupy D.C. movement; and former U.S. Rep. John Anderson, who ran for president as an independent in the 1980 presidential election.
In 2012, he played a role in the creation of the Justice Party, a progressive, social-democratic party organized to support the candidacy of former Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson (no relation) for the 2012 U.S. presidential election.

Natural Law Party (United States)

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Anderson was nominated by the Natural Law Party in Michigan and appeared on the ballot under the party banner with running-mate Rodriguez.
According to Dern, who ran twice as a Natural Law candidate for U.S. Senate and once for the Hartland Township Board of Trustees, the party appeared on the 2012 presidential ballot ticket In August 2012, the party nominated former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson for president.

Attorney at law

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Ross Carl "Rocky" Anderson (born September 9, 1951) is an American attorney and politician.

Politician

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Ross Carl "Rocky" Anderson (born September 9, 1951) is an American attorney and politician.

Martindale-Hubbell

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Prior to serving as Mayor, he practiced law for 21 years in Salt Lake City, during which time he was listed in Best Lawyers in America, was rated A-V (highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell, served as Chair of the Utah State Bar Litigation Section and was Editor-in-Chief of, and a contributor to, Voir Dire legal journal.

LGBT rights by country or territory

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As mayor, Anderson rose to nationwide prominence as a champion of several national and international causes, including climate protection, immigration reform, restorative criminal justice, LGBT rights, and an end to the "War on Drugs".

War on drugs

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As mayor, Anderson rose to nationwide prominence as a champion of several national and international causes, including climate protection, immigration reform, restorative criminal justice, LGBT rights, and an end to the "War on Drugs".

George W. Bush

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Anderson was the only mayor of a major U.S. city who advocated for the impeachment of President George W. Bush, which he did in many venues throughout the United States.

Bloomberg Businessweek

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Anderson's work and advocacy led to local, national, and international recognition in numerous spheres, including being named by Business Week as one of the top twenty activists in the world on climate change, serving on the Newsweek Global Environmental Leadership Advisory Board, and being recognised by the Human Rights Campaign as one of the top ten straight advocates in the United States for LGBT equality.

Code Pink

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He has received numerous awards for his work, including the EPA Climate Protection Award, the Sierra Club Distinguished Service Award, the Respect the Earth Planet Defender Award, the National Association of Hispanic Publications Presidential Award, The Drug Policy Alliance Richard J. Dennis Drugpeace Award, the Progressive Democrats of America Spine Award, the League of United Latin American Citizens Profile in Courage Award, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee Patriot Award, the Code Pink (Salt Lake City) Pink Star honor, the Morehouse College Gandhi, King, Ikeda Award, and the World Leadership Award for environmental programs.

Morehouse College

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He has received numerous awards for his work, including the EPA Climate Protection Award, the Sierra Club Distinguished Service Award, the Respect the Earth Planet Defender Award, the National Association of Hispanic Publications Presidential Award, The Drug Policy Alliance Richard J. Dennis Drugpeace Award, the Progressive Democrats of America Spine Award, the League of United Latin American Citizens Profile in Courage Award, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee Patriot Award, the Code Pink (Salt Lake City) Pink Star honor, the Morehouse College Gandhi, King, Ikeda Award, and the World Leadership Award for environmental programs.

2016 United States presidential election

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He announced on December 14, 2012, that he would not be running for U.S. Representative in 2014, or for U.S. President again in 2016.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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His parents both worked at Anderson Lumber Company, a local lumber yard founded by Rocky's great-grandfather, a Norwegian immigrant carpenter who had converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).