Blay Tarnoff

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Blay Tarnoff
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Libertarian Party of New York
April 2011—May 4, 2019
Predecessor: Brian DeMarzo
Successor: Fred Cole (ISC)
Bill Schmidt (FLP)
Libertarian Party of New York
Predecessor: Gail Bova
Successor: Lloyd Wright
Personal Details
Residence: New York
Party: Libertarian Party
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Blay Tarnoff is a longtime Libertarian Party activist, having joined in 1990. He served a number of roles on the State Committee of the Libertarian Party of New York including Chair (1995—1996), Vice-Chair (1998—2002), Secretary (2005—2007; 2011—2019), and as a Member-At-Large (2004—2005). He is the current chair of the Nassau County Libertarian Party.


Tarnoff joined the Libertarian Party in 1990. He was first elected State Chair in 1995, and served one term. He also served as Vice-Chair, Secretary, and At-Large. Since around 2007 or 2008, he has been Chair of the Nassau County Libertarian Party. In 2019, he was elected Chair of the County Committee, which is separate from the Executive Committee.

He is married to Caryn Cohen and is the father of Randyn Tarnoff.

Political Campaigns

  • White Plains Common Council, 1991
  • Nassau County Comptroller, 2009
  • Nassau County Legislator, 2019
  • New York State Assembly, 2020

Organizational Positions

National Libertarian Party

Libertarian Party of New York

  • Chair (1995—1996)
  • Vice-Chair (1997—2002)
  • At-Large Committee Member (2004—2005)
  • Secretary (2005—2007; 2011—2019)
  • Member, Administrative Committee (2018—2019)
  • Member, Party Rules Subcommittee (2018—2019)

Nassau County Libertarian Party

  • Chair (c 2008—2019)
  • Chair, County Committee (2019—present)