Ron Paul, former GOP presidential candidate, to visit UF

Published: March 25 2013

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — ACCENT Speaker’s Bureau at the University of Florida will bring politician, physician and author Ron Paul to campus on April 15.

Paul represented Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1976 to 1977, from 1979 to 1985 and from 1997 to 2013.

Known for his advocacy for a smaller federal government, individual liberty and free markets, Paul sought the presidency of the United States three times. He ran in 1988 as the Libertarian Party candidate and again in 2008 and 2012 in the Republican primaries.

With a political career lasting more than 30 years, Paul has written several books on his political views including “The Revolution: A Manifesto, Liberty Defined,” and “End The Fed.”

Paul earned his bachelor’s degree at Gettysburg College and his medical degree at Duke University. Paul will be talking telling UF students about his ideology and political career.

The program starts at 8 p.m. at the O’Connell Center and will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and admission is free and open to the public. Photography will not be allowed during the program, but news media may record and photograph during the first five minutes of the remarks.

For those with disabilities that require special accommodation, please call 352-392-5500.

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