Organization of the Libertarian Party of New York

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The organization of the Libertarian Party of New York consists of a State Committee and various committees and subcommittees. The organizaiton of the LPNY has changed over time.

State Committee

See: Libertarian Party of New York State Committee (2020-2022)

The organization of the Libertarian Party of New York is made up of the government body, the State Committee. The Executive Committee is a subset of that body that runs day-to-day operations.

Committees

There are also a number of committees within the party. The following is a list of the current committees.

Committee Established Chair Status Notes
Local Affiliate Development Committee February 9, 2019 Rob Arrigo Active
Rules Committee February 24, 2019 Paul Grindle Active
Public Engagement Committee 2019 Tony D'Orazio Active
IT Committee December 15, 2019 Andrew Martin Kolstee Active
Fundraising Committee July 14, 2019 Gabrielle Cordova
Lora Newell
Active
Platform Committee September 29, 2020 Mark Braiman Active
Model County Rules Subcommittee November 8, 2020 Andrew Martin Kolstee Active
Legislative Affairs Committee 2021 Rich Purtell Active

Appointed Positions

  • Website Administrators
  • Facebook Administrators/Editors

Elected Positions

Since 1971, the LPNY has had five elected officers, five at-large representatives, as well as chapter representative. In the beginning, there were 3 At-large representives, but this later changed to five.

Former committees

Committee Established Dissolved Notes
Communications Committee June 7, 2015 September 8, 2019
Convention Committee
Organizational Structure Committee late 2016 spring 2017
Judiciary Committee March 31, 2019 September 29, 2020
Historical Committee June 4, 2017 September 8, 2019
Strategic Planning Committee February 12, 2017 September 8, 2019
Vacancy Committee June 9, 2019 September 29, 2020
Vetting Committee c 2017 September 29, 2019
Volunteer Committee February 2018 September 8, 2019

Appointed Positions

Appointed positions are not necessarily committee leadership roles, but titles given to individuals to serve a specific purpose.

College Outreach Coordinator

Communications Director

Correspondence Secretary

Director of Public Relations

Faceboom Administrator

Finance Director

Media Coordinator

Media Director

Newsletter Editor

Operations Director

Press Secretary

Publicity Chair

Telecommunications Officer

Webmaster

Committees

List

Committee Established Status
Clipping Service Committee December 1, 1972 Defunct
Election Law & Procedures Committee December 1, 1972 Defunct
Finance Committee December 1, 1972 Defunct
Librarian Committee December 1, 1972 Defunct
Media Relations Committee December 1, 1972 Defunct
Membership Committee December 1, 1972 Defunct
Operations & Activities Committee December 1, 1972 Defunct
Party Communications Committee December 1, 1972 Defunct
Platform Committee December 1, 1972 Active
Publicity & Editorial Reply Committee December 1, 1972 Defunct
Rules Committee November 11, 2018 Active
Speakers Bureau Committee December 1, 1972 Defunct
Statewide Candidate Search Committee April 2005 Defunct after January 2006

Defunct Committees

Election Law & Procedures Committee

Finance Committee

First established on December 1, 1972, the last version of the committee exisited under the Finance Division from 2017 to 2019.

Membership Committee

Operations & Activities Committee

Party Communications Committee

Publicity & Editorial Reply Committee

Media Relations Committee

Speakers Bureau Committee

Clipping Service Committee

Librarian Committee

Statewide Candidate Search Committee

This committee was still in existence in January 2006, but it is unknown when it was dissolved.

2004—2017

The following was obtained from a review of the LPNY minutes between 2004 and 2017.

Inexistence: Items in italics are a range, but are not certain of the start and end dates

Committee In Existance Members
Statewide Candidate Search Committee April 2005—January 2006 Werner Hetzner, Chair (April 2005—January 2006)
Membership Structure and Mailing Committee August 27, 2005—April 2007 M Carling, Chair (August 27, 2005—April 2007)
Eminent Domain Rally Organizing Committee Chair November 19, 2005—April 2006 John Clifton, Chair (November 19, 2005—April 2006)
Convention Planning Committee January 28, 2006—April 2006 Werner Hetzner, Chair (January 28, 2006—April 2006)
Outsourcing Agreement Committee January 28, 2006—April 2007 M Carling, Chair (January 28, 2006—April 2007)
Election Campaign Committee March 2009 Eric Sundwell (March 2009)
Budget and Strategic Planning Committee April 25, 2015—2017
Elections Campaign Committee May 3, 2015—May 7, 2016

2017-2019

In 2017, the LPNY adopted a Divisional Structure, in which all previous committees were merged into a division, either as a committee or subcommittee.

Administrative Division

Political Division

  • Political Committee
  • Ballot Access & Petitioning Subcommittee
  • Candidate Recruitment Subcommittee
  • Candidate Support Subcommittee

Communications Division

  • Communications Committee (December 4, 2016)
  • Blog Subcommittee (December 2, 2018)
  • Craig Miles, Chair (February 10, 2019—September 8, 2019)
  • Literature Subcommittee (December 2, 2018)
  • Messaging Subcommittee (May 6, 2018)
  • Newsletter Subcommittee (December 2, 2018)
  • Fred Cole, Chair (December 2, 2018—September 8, 2019)
  • Public Relations Subcommittee
  • Social Media Subcommittee

Outreach Division

  • Outreach Committee
  • Chapter Development Subcommittee (created April 25, 2015)
  • Youth Outreach Subcommittee (June 4, 2017)
  • Shawn Hannon, Chair (June 4, 2017—July 2, 2017)
  • Nate Dinet, Chair (July 2, 2017—May 6, 2018)
  • Tony D'Orazio, Chair (May 6, 2018—June 2, 2019)
  • Vacant, Chair (June 2, 2019—present)

Finance Division

  • Budget Subcommittee (February 12, 2017)
  • Jim Harris, Chair (February 12, 2017—May 7, 2017)
  • Gregg Fort, Chair (May 7, 2017—September 24, 2017)
  • Vacant (September 24, 2017—October 1, 2017)
  • Jim Harris, Chair (October 1, 2017—February 11, 2018)
  • Vacant (February 11, 2018—present)
  • Vacant (September 24, 2017—October 1, 2017)
  • Jim Harris, Chair (October 1, 2017—February 11, 2018)
  • Vacant (February 11, 2018—present)

Membership Committee


Libertarian Party of New York
Affiliates: AlbanyBronxBroomeCattaraugusChautauquaChenangoChemungColumbiaErieFultonGeneseeKings (Brooklyn)MonroeNassauMadisonNew York (Manhattan)OnondagaOntarioOrangeOrleansOtsegoQueensRensselaerRichmond (Staten Island)SaratogaSchoharieSuffolkTiogaUlsterWestchesterWayne
Chapters: Capital DistrictHudson Valley
Pending Affiliates: AlleganyClintonCortlandDelawareDutchessFranklinMontgomeryNiagaraOneidaPutnamRocklandWashingtonWyoming
Former attempts to form: CayugaSchenectadySt. LawrenceSullivanWarren
Former Affiliates: Brooklyn-QueensCentral New YorkErie-NiagaraGenesee RegionIthacaLivingstonNew York CityNorth County LibertariansSteubenSouthern TierWestchester-Putnam
Former Clubs: Western New YorkMid Hudson
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Organization: Committees: FundraisingITLocal Affiliate DevelopmentPlatformPublic EngagementRules

Inactive Committees: CommunicationsConventionHistoricalJudiciaryOrganizational StructureStrategic PlanningVacancyVettingVolunteer

Documents: INDEX OF DOCUMENTSBylaws (2016)Platform (2019)
Other: ChairsVice-ChairsSecretariesTreasurersPolitical DirectorsFree New YorkLibertarian Advocates of New YorkMeetingsLocal ChairsSize and InfluenceCourt cases • National delegations: 201620182020
Local Conventions: 2014201520162017201820192020