SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Rocky Anderson will announce he's running for president early next week.
Salt Lake's former outspoken mayor tells ABC 4 he will officially throw his hat in the presidential ring Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
There are now three presidential candidates with strong Utah ties: Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman, and Rocky Anderson.
Anderson will run as the nominee of the new Justice Party. The Justice Party is expected to announce its formation Monday.
Anderson hopes to tap into the passion of the Occupy movement and the power of the social media: “People have been winning revolutions in the same way in the last few years. We can do the same. We can carry on our own revolution and win this election."
Anderson admits getting on the ballot in all 50 states won't be easy, but he is confident that Utahns will get the chance to vote for him.
Talk of Anderson running for president actually started when he was mayor of Salt Lake. In 2006, The Nation magazine wrote, "Anderson...would be a strong candidate for national office - a viable presidential contender."