Lee Wrights

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Roger Lee Wrights
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Vice Chair
Libertarian National Committee
2012—2014
Predecessor: Mark Rutherford
Successor: Arvin Vohra
Vice Chair
Libertarian National Committee
2004—2006
Predecessor: Ken Bisson
Successor: Chuck Moulton
Personal Details
Birth: June 8, 1958
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Death: May 4, 2017(2017-05-04) (aged 58)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Education: Willmar College
Military: United States Air Force
Occupation: Writer, Editor
Residence: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Party: Libertarian

Roger Lee Wrights (June 8, 1958—May 4, 2017) was the Vice Chair of the national Libertarian Party from 2004 to 2006 and from 2012 to 2014. He was also a frontrunning contender for the nomination for US President for the 2012 election season.

Early Life

Lee Wrights was born on June 8, 1958 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After graduating from high school, Wrights joined the U.S. Air Force. He was honorably discharged in 1981. He also earned a degree from Willmar College where his major was journalism and history.

Organizational Positions

Libertarian National Committee
  • Vice Chair (2004-2006, 2012-2014)
  • LNC At-Large Representative
  • Platform Committee
  • Judicial Committee
Libertarian Party of North Carolina
  • Vice Chair
Libertarian Party of Forsyth County
  • Chair
  • Secretary
Libertarian Party of Texas
  • Executive Committee- Senate District 24 Representative
Libertarian Party of Burnet County
  • Chair

Campaign Manager

In Mary Ruwart's 2008 Presidential Campaign, Lee Wrights served as campaign manager. The campaign came to an end when Ruwart lost to Bob Barr on the sixth round of balloting. In 2010, Lee Wrights also managed Ruwart's campaign for Texas State Comptroller in which she received 10% of the vote against a Republican and Democrat.

Presidential Campaign

R. Lee Wrights formed a Presidential Exploratory Committee in early 2011 to accept donations and allow him to run for the nomination for President from the Libertarian Party.

References

http://wrights2012.com/ (via archive.org)


Preceded by:
Ken Bisson
Libertarian Party National Vice Chair
2004-2006
Succeeded by:
Chuck Moulton
Preceded by:
Mark Rutherford
Libertarian Party National Vice Chair
2012-2014
Succeeded by:
Arvin Vohra