HICKORY — R. Lee Wrights, a Winston-Salem native, will formally declare he is a candidate for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination in 2012 at today’s state Libertarian Party Convention in Hickory.
He is scheduled to speak at 4 p.m. The convention is at The Gateway Center Hotel and Convention Center, 909 U.S. 70 SW.
Wrights, 52, said he is seeking the presidential nomination because he is determined that the Libertarian message in 2012 be a loud, clear and unequivocal call to stop all war.
He has pledged that 10 percent of all donations to his campaign will go toward ballot access so the stop all war message can be heard in all 50 states.
The longtime libertarian writer and political activist is a lifetime member of the Libertarian Party and a past vice chair of the Libertarian National Committee. He is the co-founder and editor of the free speech online magazine Liberty For All.