Free Libertarian Party, Inc.
Free Libertarian Party, Inc. is a corporation established in July 1972 in order for the Libertarian Party of New York to conduct business as an independent body. The corporation was deemed unnecessary and a vote to dissolve was conducted in November 2019.
This article pertains to the corporation, the Free Libertarian Party, Inc.
The following members of the Free Libertarian Party, Inc. were elected at the May 2019 convention, or appointed to fill vacancies previously. A resolution was rejected to hold a new election of the Interim State Committee, and thus the leadership of the Free Libertarian Party, Inc. differentiated from its successor, the Interim State Committee of the Libertarian Party of New York at its convention on May 4, 2019. As of 2022, the corporation has not dissolved and no election has taken place since 2019. Despite the inactivity of the corporation, no individual has formally resigned, therefore all remain as members of the Free Libertarian Party's governing body, except for Michael McDermott upon his death in 2021.
Officers and At-Large
While McDermott is the only individual who is no longer on the committee, several people have resigned from all party positions or left New York, rendering their seat likely vacant.
|Name||Position||Term Began||Term Ended||Notes|
|Mark E. Glogowski||Chair||May 4, 2019|
|Kari Bittner||Vice-Chair||May 4, 2019|
|Jeff Motta||Vice-Chair||May 4, 2019||2020||Moved to Connecticut|
|Andrew Martin Kolstee||Secretary||November 10, 2019|
|Duane Whitmer||Treasurer||May 4, 2019|
|Steve Minogue||Member-At-Large||December 2, 2018||2020||Moved to South Dakota|
|Paul Grindle||Member-At-Large||May 4, 2019|
|Michael McDermott||Member-At-Large||May 4, 2019||March 9, 2021||McDermott passed away on March 9, 2021.|
|Christopher Olenski||Member-At-Large||May 4, 2019|
|Chase Tkach||Member-At-Large||May 4, 2019||2021||Joined the Republican Party|
|Jim Rosenbeck||Immediate Past Chair||May 4, 2019||April 15, 2020||Resigned from the LPNY|
|Chapter||Representative||Term Began||Term Ended||Notes|
|Brooklyn||Gary Popkin||May 4, 2019|
|Capital District||Fred Cole||May 4, 2019||2021||Cole left the Libertarian Party.|
|Cattaraugus||Matt Peterson-Volz||May 4, 2019|
|Chautauqua||Andrew Martin Kolstee||May 4, 2019|
|Erie||Duane Whitmer||May 4, 2019|
|Genesee||Mark Potwora||May 4, 2019|
|Hudson Valley||Jan-Erik Janson||May 4, 2019|
|Manhattan||Ilya Schwartzburg||May 4, 2019||2021||Schwartzburg moved to Pennsylvania.|
|Monroe||Sean Phelan||May 4, 2019|
|Nassau||Blay Tarnoff||May 4, 2019|
|Onondaga||Milva Dordal||May 4, 2019|
|Queens||Aaron Commey||May 4, 2019|
|Schoharie||Lora Newell||May 4, 2019|
|Staten Island||Richard Bell||May 4, 2019||February 25, 2023||Bell resigned from all LP positions.|
|Steuben||Peter Olausson||May 4, 2019|
|Suffolk||Jim Harris||May 4, 2019|
|Tioga||Keith Price||May 4, 2019|
|Westchester||Mark Rosen||May 4, 2019||2020||Rosen left the LP.|
- M Carling, Parliamentarian (appointed June 24, 2010)