Libertarian Party of New York
The Libertarian Party of New York was one of the first Libertarian parties to organize and run candidates in the US. It was originally named the "Free Libertarian Party" to prevent confusion with New York's Liberal Party. Its first state chair was Ed Clark.
In 1973 it ran a slate of candidates in the New York City municipal elections including Fran Youngstein for mayor and Gary Greenburg for Manhattan district attorney. The LPNY has run statewide candidates regularly since 1974 when its candidate for governor was Jerome Tuccille.
You can now register to vote as a member of the Libertarian Party in New York. About enrolling as a Libertarian in NY
To find out about local meetings near you in NY, please see the LPNY Chapter Meetings page
The Libertarian Party holds an annual convention, where its five officers and five At-Large board members are elected. Those 10 people, the immediate past chair (if any), plus one representative from each recognized affiliate, comprise the LPNY State Committee. The LPNY State Committee conducts business on the lpny_committee mailing list, which every LPNY member is encouraged to join (read-only for non-committee members).
Past Officials and Staff
- Paul Gilson, chair? (c. 1970)
- Michael Gilson, chair? (c. 1970)
- Fran Porretto, vice chair (c. 1989)
- Mark Axinn, Chair (2010-2015)
Voter registration statistics as reported by Ballot Access News.
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