List of Manhattan Libertarian Party Leaders

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This article shows the leadership of the Manhattan Libertarian Party.

List

Chairs

Name Term start Term end
John Caulfield (temporary) 1974
Bill Miller November 1974 1975
Howard Katz c October 1975 1976
Ludwig Vogel October 8, 1994 Unknown
Jak Karako August 31, 2000 January 11, 2003
Gary Snyder January 11, 2003 January 10, 2004
Jim Lesczynski January 10, 2004 Unknown
Joseph Dobrian Unknown Unknown
Ron Moore 2008 2009
Unknown 2009 c 2011
Ron Moore c 2011 c 2011
Janet Hopf c 2012 c 2012
Unknown 2012 2013
Vacant 2013 2014
Brian Waddell January 2014 March 2016
Ron Litchman March 2016 May 8, 2018
Aaron Commey May 8, 2018 September 11, 2019
Ilya Schwartzburg September 11, 2019 June 18, 2021
Rebecca Lau June 18, 2021 October 10, 2023
Chance Haywood October 10, 2023 present

Vice-Chairs

Name Term start Term end
John Caulfield 1974 1975
Vicki Kirkland 1994 Unknown
Rebecca Lau September 11, 2019 June 18, 2021
Jason Clifton July 13, 2021 September 13, 2022
Vacant September 13, 2022 October 10, 2023
Rob Power October 10, 2023 present

Secretaries

Name Term start Term end
John Caulfield 1975 1976
Robert Eikel August 31, 2000 January 10, 2001
Gary Snyder January 10, 2001 ?
James Eisert January 11, 2003 2005
Unknown 2003 2017
Gilbert Midonnet 2017 September 11, 2019
Rob Power September 11, 2019 September 9, 2020
Devin Balkind September 9, 2020 September 14, 2021
Lisa Gansky September 14, 2021 March 2022
Unknown March 2022 September 13, 2022
Jason Clifton September 13, 2022 present

Treasurers

Name Term start Term end
John Caulfield 1975 1976
Robert Eikel August 31, 2000 January 10, 2001
Gary Snyder January 10, 2001 ?
James Eisert January 11, 2003 2005
Bob Armstrong c 2006
Mark Axinn 2017 September 9, 2020
Michael Morrise September 9, 2020 September 14, 2021
Alycya Miller September 14, 2021 September 13, 2022
Chance Haywood September 13, 2022 October 10, 2023
Gary Greggory October 10, 2023 present

Mark Axinn stated he was Treasurer about 10 years as of 2018

Other

Director of Media Relations
Political Director
State Representative
Other positions
  • Travis Pahl, Director of Commerce Issues (August 31, 2000—January 10, 2001)
  • Kevin Smith, Director of Personal Freedom Issues (August 31, 2000—January 10, 2001)
  • Travis Pahl, Director of Personal Freedom Issues (January 10, 2001—?)
  • Charles Eppler, Director of Economic Freedom Issues (January 10, 2001—?)
  • Buck Crutchfield, Fundraising Director (January 11, 2003—January 10, 2004)
  • Joseph Dobrian, Membership Director (January 11, 2003—?)

As of April 13, 2002

Manhattan LP Officers: Membership Development Director - Travis Pahl
Fundraising Director - Ron Moore
Media Relations Director - Jim Lesczynski
Drug Reform Director - Bob Armstrong
Social Director - Joyce Ilson
Activism Director - Jim Lesczynski
Elections/Candidate Recruitment Director (merged) - Scott Jeffrey
Webmaster - James Eisert
Newsletter Editor - Sam Sloan
Gun Rights Director - James Eisert
Education Director - Thomas Ruks
Landlord/Tenant Director - Gary Snyder
Tax Reform Director - Ron Moore

Table of Officers

Manhattan Libertarian Party Officers
Election
Date
Year Chair Secretary Treasurer State Representative
Aug 31, 2000 2000 Jak Karako Robert Eikel Robert Eikel
Jan 10, 2001 2001 Jak Karako Gary Snyder Gary Snyder
Apr 13, 2002 2002 Jak Karako James Eisert James Eisert
Jan 11, 2003 2003 Gary Snyder James Eisert James Eisert Tom Stevens
Jan 10, 2004 2004 --- --- --- Tom Stevens
--- 2005 --- --- --- Tom Stevens
--- 2006 --- --- --- ---
--- 2007 --- --- --- ---
--- 2008 --- --- --- Ron Ramo
--- 2009 --- --- --- Dodge Landesman
--- 2010 --- --- --- Eric Sundwall
--- 2011 --- --- --- Janet Hopf
Jan 2012 2012 Janet Hopf --- --- Janet Hopf
Jan 2013 2013 --- Mark Axinn Mark Axinn Janet Hopf
Jan 2014 2014 Brian Waddell Mark Axinn Mark Axinn ---
--- 2015 Brian Waddell Mark Axinn Mark Axinn Helene Jnane
Mar 2016 2016 Ron Litchman Mark Axinn Mark Axinn Rob Power
May 9, 2017 2017 Ron Litchman Gilbert Midonnet Mark Axinn Christopher Hollinger
Feb 13, 2018 Ron Litchman Gilbert Midonnet Mark Axinn Ron Litchman
May 8, 2018 2018 Aaron Commey Gilbert Midonnet Mark Axinn Ilya Schwartzburg
Apr 9, 2019 2019 Aaron Commey Gilbert Midonnet Mark Axinn Ilya Schwartzburg
Election Date Year Chair Secretary Treasurer State Representative
Interim County Organization
Election Date Year Chair Vice-Chair Secretary Treasurer State Representative
Sep 11, 2019 2019 Ilya Schwartzburg Rebecca Lau Rob Power Mark Axinn Ilya Schwartzburg

Party Directorships

Manhattan Libertarian Party Directorships
Election Date Year Director of Media Relations Political Director Director of Events
Aug 31, 2000 2000 Jim Lesczynski --- ---
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Apr 9, 2019 2019 Rebecca Lau Anthony Pellegrino David Fite
Interim County Organization / Country Committee
Election Date Year Director of Media Relations Political Director Director of Events
Sep 11, 2019 2019 Rebecca Lau Aaron Commey ---


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Other: Big Apple Libertarian
See also: New York City Libertarian Party



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