Bob Waldrop

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Bob Waldrop
Utah Libertarian Party
Salt Lake Libertarian Party
Personal Details
Birth: November 9, 1952
Tillman County, Oklahoma
Death: August 30, 2019
Residence: Oklahoma City, OK
Party: Libertarian
Facebook: Bob Waldrop Facebook
Twitter: @bobwaldrop Twitter
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Bob Waldrop is a former state chair of the Utah Libertarian Party. In addition to serving as state chair, he has been a candidate for state legislature, was a primary organizer of the 1993 National Convention, and was appointed to Utah's Governor's Advisory Board on Aids. He came to Utah in 1977 to accept appointment as minister of the Metropolitan Community Church of Salt Lake, the only gay-affirming church in the state at that time, and became the “go-to person for the media whenever a gay story came up.”

Originally from Oklahoma, Waldrop returned to his home state in the mid-90s where he was involved with the successful 1996 OKLP ballot access petition drive. He dropped out of partisan politics but remained active in many other areas, such as promoting the permaculture movement, creating the Oklahoma Food Cooperative, and founding the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House. He has been a recipient of the Earth Care Award by the Oklahoma Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Green Shield Award by the Oklahoma Sustainability Network.