Libertarian leader Ron Paul to address UF audience
Published: Monday, March 25, 2013 at 4:59 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 25, 2013 at 4:59 p.m.
Ron Paul, whose campaigns for president on the Libertarian and Republican tickets galvanized voters seeking limited government and individual freedoms, will be speaking at the University of Florida on April 15.
Paul, a physician and former congressman, will be at the O'Connell Center as part of the ACCENT Speaker's Bureau, it was announced on Monday.
Long known for his strong support for a limited role of government and protection of personal freedoms, Paul will speak to the UF audience about how his ideologies have developed over the years.
Paul, 77, served in the House representing Texas districts from 1976 to 1977, from 1979 to 1985 and from 1997 until January 2013.
In 2011, Paul announced that he would not seek re-election to his House seat in order to focus on his presidential bid. His campaign never gained sufficient traction during the Republican primary season and he went to the convention with 190 delegates.
Paul previously ran for president in 1988 as the Libertarian Party candidate and again in 2008.
The program will include a question-and-answer session.
Doors open at 7 p.m., and admission is free and open to the public.