Queens County Convention 2018

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Libertarian Party of Queens County Convention 2018
Convention
Dates: March 24, 2018
Location: Fresh Meadows, NY
Venue: Hooters of Fresh Meadows
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The Libertarian Party of Queens County Convention, 2018 was held on March 24, 2018. It was held in Fresh Meadows, NY at Hooters of Fresh Meadows.

The meeting began at 4 p.m. and ended at 6 p.m. The following are the minutes.

Election of Officers

Chair

Nominations for the office of Chair began at 4:15pm. The first to be nominated was Christopher R. Fuentes-Padilla. The nomination was seconded by Kenneth Mulvena. No other nominations were placed at the floor and Padilla was re-elected with no opposition from the convention.

Vice-Chair

Nominations for the office of Vice-Chair began at 4:21pm. The first to be nominated was Kenneth Mulvena. The nomination was seconded by Aaron Commey. A second nomination for Simon Lee was made by Christopher R. Fuentes-Padilla but the nomination was not accepted by Lee, who chose to run for Treasurer. The nomination was cleared through the convention and Mulvena was elected to Vice-Chair without question.

Secretary

Nominations for the office of Secretary began at 4:30pm. The first to be nominated was Kenneth Mulvena. The nomination was seconded by Christopher R. Fuentes-Padilla. A second nomination was made for Kenneth Lee but Lee denied the nomination, choosing to run against Simon Lee for Treasurer. Mulvena was cleared through the convention and re-elected to Secretary without question.

Treasurer

Nominations for the office of Treasurer began at 4:53pm. The first to be nominated was Kenneth Lee who was nominated by Christopher R. Fuentes-Padilla and the second nomination was for Simon Lee who was nominated by Kenneth Mulvena. The election formally began at 5:03pm.

The first to receive majority votes won:

  • Simon Lee - 2 votes
  • Kenneth Lee - 10 votes
  • Abstain - 2 votes
  • Total votes cast - 14 votes

Kenneth Lee was elected Treasurer winning 10 of 12 votes cast with 14 credentialed participants.

State Representative

The elections for State Representative where pre-setup prior to the convention via a vetting committee. The committee had decided to vet Kenneth Lee, Aaron Commey, Franklin Gonzalez and Kenneth Mulvena for the election.

Following a dispute over the party's pro-immigrant platform, Franklin Gonzalez had been removed from the list of vetted candidates. Kenneth Mulvena was removed by the committee following the Chair Christopher R. Fuentes-Padilla's intention to nominate him for Vice Chairmanship.

The final ballot was Aaron Commey and Kenneth Lee head to head. Commey won with 12 of 14 votes cast.

The first to receive majority votes won:

  • Aaron Commey - 12 votes
  • Kenneth Lee - 2 votes
  • Total votes cast - 14 votes

Candidate Endorsements

Eric Butkiewicz, a Republican running for New York State Senate in District 15, attended with intention to seek the Queens County LP's endorsement. He spoke, albeit briefly, regarding his campaign experience and intentions (if elected) to bring about an FEC like online filing system for a easier time to file as a candidate. He supports the Libertarian ideologies of lower the taxes and reforming the welfare system to ensure the people receiving assistance actually make an attempt at getting off of it someday.

Following a brief committee vote (13-1), Butkiewicz was granted the endorsement of the Libertarian line for the general election.