Erie County Libertarian Committee

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Erie County Libertarian Party
General Information
Jurisdiction: Erie County, New York
Chartered: July 18, 2015
Status: Active
Chair: Kevin Cruver
Vice-Chair: Jeremy J. Herr
Secretary: Edward Garrett
Treasurer: John Thomas Mergenhagen
Website: Website
Facebook: Facebook

The Erie County Libertarian Committee (previously known as the Erie County Libertarian Party) is an affiliate of the Libertarian Party of New York. It was established on July 18, 2015.


According to Murray Rothbard in The Libertarian Forum (January 1977), there was an active group of Libertarians in Buffalo in the 1970s.

An Erie-Niagara chapter existed in the 1990s. As early as 2003, John Wadsworth served as Temporary Chair, until June 5, 2011, when Kyle Hulse took over.

In 2014, Edward Garrett served as Temporary County Chair until its founding on July 18, 2015, when he became Chair of the chapter.

In April 2019, the chapter held a convention to form an Interim County Organization, and they were confirmed by the Interim State Committee on June 9, 2019.




State Representative
Temporary County Chair


  • July 18, 2015
  • 2016
  • April 24, 2017
  • April 27, 2019 - ICO formation

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