Brianna Coyle

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Brianna Coyle
Outreach Director
Outright Libertarians
June 27, 2020—March 2021
Predecessor: Ashley Shade
Successor: Ari Gabrek
Personal Details
Birth: (2001-01-27) January 27, 2001 (age 22)
Queens, New York
Residence: Columbus, Ohio
Party: Libertarian Party (until 2022)
Democratic Party (since 2022)
Facebook: Facebook
Twitter: Twitter
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Brianna Coyle (born January 27, 2001) is a former Libertarian activist. She arrived in the liberty movement from the progressive left, dissatisfied with what was being offered by the Democratic Party, but had never been registered with any party other than the Libertarian Party until joining the party. Upon further exploration into libertarian ideology, she eventually began to self identify as an Anarcho-Centrist, or rather, Individualist Anarchist. She often refered to herself as a Left Libertarian due to her social views, but has firmly stood up for the concept of Bottom Unity within the party. A critic of the Mises Caucus, Coyle left the Libertarian Party after the conclusion of the 2022 National Convention in Reno on May 30, 2022.[1] Following her exit, she enrolled with the Democratic Party and got involved with the Democratic Freedom Caucus and the Center for New Liberalism.


Brianna Coyle was born on January 27, 2001 in Queens, New York and raised there. Prior to any involvement with the Libertarian Party, she was known in her circles for being an avid animal welfare activist, intersectional feminist, and later pursued youth rights advocacy.

Libertarian Party

In late 2018, Coyle became involved with the party shortly after Larry Sharpe's gubernatorial campaign in New York state. She went on to serve the Libertarian Party in multiple capacities by volunteering on the local, state, and national level. She was a dues paying member of several Libertarian Party-affiliated organizations throughout her time in the party.

In April, Coyle created the blog titled The Liberal Libertarian[2] , which served the purpose to spread libertarian messaging in a way understood by the mainstream "left". Initially its purpose was to outreach to classical and modern liberals, but has since considered tapping into the further reaches of the libertarian-left as well. While it has a small following, its reception has been mostly positive from people both within and outside the party.

Coyle attended the 2020 National Convention as a delegate, openly supporting Vermin Supreme as the Presidential nominee. She later became heavily involved with Thomas Quiter's State Senate race, which garnered 13,803 votes (10.11%), the highest vote total and percentage of all New York candidates that year, in a two-way race against incumbent New York State Senator Fred Akshar.

In 2021, Brianna was listed as an Honorable Mention in the Feminists for Liberty video contest.[3]

In September, she attended the Young Americans for Liberty convention, YALCON, in Detroit.

At the start of the year, Coyle became infatuated with Vermin Supreme's Presidential Campaign. She later attended the 2020 National Convention, and openly supported him as a delegate. She later became heavily involved with Thomas Quiter's State Senate race.

Coyle was a delegate to the 2022 Libertarian National Convention in Reno and following it's conclusion, left the party. She was interviewed by Nick Gillepsie and quoted in an article on Reason covering the convention entitled "Inside the Mises Caucus Takeover of the Libertarian Party," citing her criticism of the Mises Caucus.[1]

"The party has been an embarrassment to libertarians for a very long time," says Brianna Coyle, an Ohio delegate who quit the party during the convention. She's clashed with Mises Caucus members online in the past. "I think, quite frankly, it's going to be even worse than it used to be….This is the paleo strategy happening yet again."

Inside the Mises Caucus Takeover of the Libertarian Party, Reason (June 15, 2022)

On June 19, 2022, Coyle announced on Facebook that she had left the Libertarian Party, announcing on Facebook.[4] She later joined the Democratic Party.

Post-Libertarian Party

After her exit from the Libertarian Party and registering as a Democrat, Coyle joined other organizations that she felt better represented her values, such as the Democratic Freedom Caucus and the Center for New Liberalism.

Personal Life

Outside of politics, Coyle is an aspiring writer and filmmaker.[5] She takes heavy inspiration from various subcultures. Some of her hobbies and favorite things include anime, video games, trading card games, website design, photography, and betta breeding.


State Committee, Libertarian Party of New York (2020)

In 2020, she ran for for Libertarian Party of New York State Committee, seeking a position in Judicial District 11 where there were vacancies. She was nominated to fill a vacancy by Mark Braiman. She recived 14 votes (32.56%).

Executive Committee, Libertarian Party of New York (2020)

At the September 2020 convention, Coyle also ran for Member-At-Large of the Libertarian Party of New York Executive Committee. She was not nominated and received 1 write-in vote.

Thomas Quiter for New York State Senate (2020)

In 2020, Coyle was on Thomas Daniel Quiter's campaign team for New York State Senate in District 52.

She served in these positions:

  • Volunteer (February 2020 - July 2020)
  • Administrative Assistant (July 2020 - September 2020)
  • Social Media & Website Volunteer (February 2020 - July 2020)
  • Director of Communications (September 2020 - February 2021)

Vermin Supreme for President (2020)

Vermin Supreme for President 2020 — NYC Coordinator

Tyler Smith for Congress (SC-3) (2020)

Tyler Smith for Congress, South Carolina District 3, 2020 — Assistant Campaign Manager

Stacey Prussman for Mayor of New York City (2021)

Stacey Prussman for NYC Mayor (2021) — Graphic Designer & Videographer (staff role)

Thomas Quiter for New York State Senate (2022)

Coyle continued the role of Director of Communications for Quiter's 2022 campaign for New York State Senate, later becoming Interim Campaign Manager and then Campaign Manager. The campaign later pivoted to Quiter running for United State Senate.

She served in these positions:

  • Director of Communications (September 2020 - February 2021)
  • Interim Campaign Manager (March 2021 - October 2021)
  • Campaign Manager (October 2021 - May 2022)

Larry Sharpe for Governor of New York (2022)

Thomas Quiter for United States Senate (2022)

Coyle was Quiter's campaign manager until May 2022, during petitioning, when Quiter, as part of the slate of Larry Sharpe, were unable to get on the ballot. Coyle stepped away from campaigns after the May 2022 National Convention, before her ext from the party altogther in June 2022.

Jonathan Howe for Congress (2022)

She was a volunteer for Howe for Congress.

Organizational Positions

Libertarian Party of Queens County
  • Public Relations Director (February 2021—June 19, 2022)
  • Website Editor (May 2019—June 19, 2022)
Outright Libertarians
  • Outreach Director (June 2020—March 2021)
Vermin Supreme Institute
  • Education Team (July 2020—present)

Convention Attendance


State Level

Caucus Membership