Ross C. " Rocky" Anderson ( born September 9, 1951 in Logan, Utah) is an American politician. He was from 2000 to 2008 mayor of Salt Lake City, the capital of the U.S. state of Utah. Prior to his nomination, he was chairman of the local organization of the American Civil Liberties Union ( ACLU ).
Anderson graduated in 1978 from George Washington University Law School with distinction, before he worked as a lawyer in Salt Lake City for 21 years. In 1996, he competed unsuccessfully as the Democratic candidate for Congress.
Anderson was a member until 2011, the Democratic Party, but resigned in the year of disappointment with the policy of the party. He has announced his intention to run as a candidate of the newly formed Justice Party in the presidential elections of 2012.