Duane Whitmer

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Duane Whitmer
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1st Vice-Chair
Libertarian Party of New York
September 18, 2022—present
Predecessor: Tony D'Orazio
Successor: Incumbent
2nd Vice-Chair
Libertarian Party of New York
September 27, 2020—September 18, 2022
Predecessor: Steve Minogue
Successor: Rich Purtell
Erie County Libertarian Party
August 14, 2019—present
Predecessor: Edward Garrett
Successor: Incumbent
Personal Details
Education: SUNY Fredonia
Occupation: Accountant
Party: Libertarian Party
Website: https://duanewhitmer.com
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Duane J. Whitmer is a Libertarian Party activist and the owner of an accounting business. He has been the 1st Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party of New York since 2023 and the Chair of the Erie County Libertarian Party since 2019. From 2018 to 2020, he ran for U.S. Congress in New York's District 27 for the 2020 election. He previously served as 2nd Vice-Chair of the LPNY from 2020 to 2022.


Whitmer was born and raised in Franklinville, New York. He attended SUNY Fredonia and graduated with an a degree in accounting in 2009. He began his own business, DJW Financial Services, now Whitmer Accounting and Tax.


Larry Sharpe for Governor, 2018

Whitmer served as Deputy Field Director for Western New York for the Larry Sharpe gubernatorial campaign, following the resignation of Andrew Martin Kolstee.

Campaign for U.S. Congress, 2020

On November 13, 2018, he announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress in New York's 27th congressional district.[1] In February 2020, he was endorsed for the special election that was scheduled to take place on April 28, 2020. However, this was moved to June 23, 2020. Scott Flynn collected petitions to challenge Whitmer to be on the Libertarian Party line for the November 2020 ballot, but dropped out and was replaced by Nick Phelps. On June 23, 2020, Whitmer defeated Phelps 123—38, with 13 blank and write-in votes, not including absentee ballots.

Campaign for Erie County Comptroller (2021)

Whitmer ran for Erie County Comptroller in 2021.

Campaign for Erie County Executive (2023)

Whitmer is the current candidate for Erie County Executive.

Organizational Positions

Libertarian Party of New York
  • 1st Vice-Chair (September 18, 2022—present)
  • 2nd Vice-Chair (September 27, 2020—September 18, 2022)
  • Treasurer (FLP) (May 4, 2019—present)
  • Member, Interim State Committee (2019—2020)
Erie County Libertarian Party
  • Treasurer (August 25, 2018—August 14, 2019)
  • Chair (August 14, 2019—present)

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