Free Libertarian Party, Inc.

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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.

Leadership (2019-present)

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 Representatives

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)

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