Rich Purtell

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Rich Purtell
Political Director
Libertarian Party of New York
January 7, 2018—June 2, 2019
Predecessor: Brian Waddell
Successor: Vacant
Tioga County Libertarian Party
Successor: Incumbent
Personal Details
Party: Libertarian Party

Rich Purtell is a Libertarian Party activist and candidate. He is the Secretary of the Tioga County Libertarian Party, having been elected in 2017. Previously, he was Temporary County Chair and worked to form the chapter. He also ran for New York State Assembly in 2016. In 2018, he was appointed Political Director for the Libertarian Party of New York, and served until June 2, 2019.

Political campaigns

2015 State Senate Campaign

In 2015, Purtell ran for New York State Senate's District 52.[1][2]

2016 State Assembly Campaign

In 2016, Purtell ran for New York State Assembly's District 124.

He was also the Eastern Southern Tier Area Field Director for the Johnson/Weld campaign.

2017 Owego Town Council Campaign

In 2017, Purtell ran for Town Council in Owego, New York.

Organizational positions

Libertarian Party of New York
  • Political Director (January 7, 2018—June 2, 2019)
Tioga County Libertarian Party
  • Secretary (May 7, 2017—present)
  • State Representative (May 7, 2017—present)
  • Temporary County Chair (?—May 7, 2017)


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