Broome County Libertarian Party

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Broome County Libertarian Party
General Information
Jurisdiction: Broome County, New York
Status: Defunct
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Broome County Libertarian Party is a former County Affiliate of the Libertarian Party of New York.


A chapter for Broome County existed in the early 1980s. In October 1980, a meeting was held at Stephens Square Tavern in Binghamton to discuss the formation of a Libertarian chapter in Broome County. Among those at the meeting were James McKeown and Edward Jowett. The chapter formed in early 1981 and by early 1984, their active membership had tripled. The fate of this chapter is unknown.

Shawna Cole served as Temporary County Chair in an attempt to revive the chapter, and held the position between 2013 and 2018. Later, Shawn Szymanski held the position of Temporary County Chair from March 2018 to December 2018.

In 2019, Christopher Olenski became the County Contact, before the Interim County Organization was formed on August 15, 2019, chaired by Ed Hickey. Hickey was chair until his resignation on May 1, 2020. Jennifer Kolesar served as chair until her resignation on November 8, 2020, in which Brian Mercurio took over as chair. In their 2020 convention, Joseph Pauline was elected chair. However, the County Affiliate failed to be certified by March 31, 2021 and remains unorganized.



  • Jennifer Kolesar (August 15, 2019—May 1, 2020)
  • Vacant (May 1, 2020—June 30, 2020)
  • Brian Mercurio (June 30, 2020—November 8, 2020)
  • Vacant (November 8, 2020—December 15, 2020)
  • Brian Mercurio, Vice-Chair (December 15, 2020—March 31, 2021)
  • Dani Cronce (August 15, 2019—2019)
  • Kevin Dyer (2019—December 15, 2020)
  • Vacant (December 15, 2020—March 31, 2021)
  • Lucas Jumper (August 15, 2019—December 15, 2020)
  • Vacant (December 15, 2020—March 31, 2021)


  • August 15, 2019
  • December 15, 2020


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