Libertarian Party of Queens County

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Libertarian Party of Queens County
General Information
Jurisdiction: Queens County, New York
Chartered: April 2, 2017
Status: Active
Chair: Michael Arcati
Vice-Chair: Eric Cordova
Secretary: Gabrielle Cordova
Treasurer: Mark Weinblatt

The Libertarian Party of Queens County is a county affiliate of the Libertarian Party of New York, comprising the entirety of the county-borough of Queens, New York in the City of New York.


The Founding Members of the LPQC at March 2017's Convention in Manhattan, NY. From left to right: Kate Balani, Usman Ali Chohan (Treasurer), Lazer Axelman, Elliot Axelman (Chairman), Larry Sharpe (Cabinet Member), Christopher R. Fuentes-Padilla (Vice-Chairman) and Armin Nassiri (Secretary).

The chapter was originally founded on October 6, 1994 in Flushing, New York. It was decharted by the State Committee on December 3, 2006 and merged with Kings County to form the Brooklyn-Queens Libertarian Party in 2007. That chapter was later decharted and the Brooklyn Libertarian Party formed its own chapter in 2009 and the Queens County had its own chapter.

The Queens County Libertarian Party was decharted for a second time, on December 14, 2016. As of April 2, 2017, the Libertarian Party of Queens County was once again a chartered affiliate of the Libertarian Party of New York. It became an Interim County Organization in 2019 with Michael Arcati as Chair.



Year Date Location Venue
1994 October 6
1999 June 12 Astoria, NY Bohemian Hall
2002 January 12
2006 April 8
2012 January 14 Astoria, NY Bohemian Hall, 29-19 24th Avenue
2014 January 11
2015 January 10
2016 January 9 Queens Pride House
2017 March 28 Manhattan, NY
2017 November 19 Bayside, NY Gino's Pizzeria, Springfield Blvd
2018 March 24 Fresh Meadows, NY Hooters
2019 February 11
2019 June 18 ICO
2020 October 19

Notable Members

Larry Sharpe (Former LP Vice-Presidential Candidate in 2016) Aaron Commey (Former Candidate for New York City Mayor in 2017) Alex Merced (Former Candidate for U.S. Senate in 2016 and New York City Comptroller in 2017) Eric Butkiewicz (Candidate for State Senate in 2018)

Past leadership





State Representative

Appointed Positions

  • Tom Stevens, Political Director, Membership Director (January 9, 2010—?; 2012—2013)
  • Usman Ali Chohan, Political Director / Public Affairs Director (January 2017-March 2017) (Acting / Temporary)
  • Larion Ross, Commissioner of Community Outreach (November 7, 2017—February 4, 2018)
  • Christian Urquiza, Commissioner of Support Services (November 9, 2017—February 11, 2018)
  • Franklin Gonzalez, Communications Director (November 9, 2017—March 24, 2017)
  • Jim Strawhorn, Membership Secretary (August 28, 2002)
  • Eric Cordova, Public Relations Director (c 2018/2019)

Former Committees

  • Sub-Committee on Communications and Media
  • Communications Director - Simon Lee (March 2018 - before February 28, 2019)
  • Deputy Communications Director - Elliot Axelman (March 2018 - before February 28, 2019)
  • Alex Merced, Member (Website and Facebook Administration) (?—before February 28, 2019)
  • Sub-Committee for Party Outreach and Relations

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