On Friday Dr. Mary Ruwart announced that she will be seeking the Libertarian nomination for president. She joins a crowded field of candidates, many of which have been campaigning for the nomination for a long time.

Dr. Ruwart is well known to many libertarians as the author of Healing Our World , the author of the online commentary Ask Dr. Ruwart published by The Advocates for Self Government, and the author of Short Answers to Tough Questions.

From her website :

Mary J. Ruwart, Ph.D. is a former pharmaceutical research scientist and Assistant Professor of Surgery. She has worked extensively with the disadvantaged in low-income housing and was a contender for the 1992 Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential nomination. Her scientific, political, and community activities have been profiled in several prestigious biographical works, including American Men and Women of Sciences, World's Who's Who of Women, International Leaders in Achievement, and Community Leaders of America.

Dr. Ruwart is the author of HEALING OUR WORLD: THE OTHER PIECE OF THE PUZZLE, hailed by Visions Magazine as "what may be the most important book of the decade." HEALING applies win-win strategies to the political realm, "bridging the gap between conservatives and liberals, Christians and New Agers, special interests and the common good with practical solutions to our economic, environmental, and societal woes" (Ron Paul, U.S. Congressman (R-TX) and 1988 Libertarian Party Presidential Nominee).