Rhett Smith of San Antonio recently filed with the FEC as a candidate for the Green Party’s presidential nomination. Smith is a perennial candidate, who previously ran for president as a Republican in 2008, and has sought such positions as U.S. Congressman, Governor of Texas, and Mayor of San Antonio. His most recent run was for a spot on the San Antonio River Authority Board in which one of his opponents was Libertarian Party presidential candidate Roger V. Gary. Smith currently sits as an Executive Committee member for the Green Party of Texas.
In the FEC report, which was filed on December 28 and received on January 3, Smith lists his campaign website as RhettforPresident.com, which redirects to rhettforcongress.com. The site includes a YouTube video of Smith from 2010 in which he announced that he was running as a “write-in” candidate for Texas’s 20th Congressional district against Democratic Congressman Charlie Gonzalez.
Smith’s personal blog ends in 2007, with a posting about his 2008 presidential campaign. However, earlier posts such as “Rhett Confronts Zionism” and “Rhett Smith answers question on gay rights”, reveal some of his political views.
Smith joins Jill Stein, Kent Mesplay, Harley Mikkelson, Mike Ballantine, and Robert Peace as a candidate for the Green Party’s 2012 presidential nomination. Only Stein, Mesplay, and Mikkelson are listed on the party website.
The Green Party’s national convention will be held July 13-15 in Baltimore.