IPR has received information that Carl Person has sought and received the endorsement of the Reform Party for Mayor of NYC in 2013. Person, who sought the Libertarian Presidential nomination in 2012 and was the Libertarian nominee for New York State Attorney General in 2010, allegedly sent the following proposed press release to the Reform Party:
REFORM PARTY OF NEW YORK DESIGNATES
CARL PERSON AS ITS CANDIDATE FOR NYC MAYOR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bill Merrell, NYS Chairperson,
Julian Panachyd, Campaign Manager
Bohemia, New York, March 22, 2013 –
Bill Merrell, Chairperson of the Reform Party of New York, announced today that “Carl
Person is the Reform Party candidate for Mayor of New York City.”
“Person is the candidate offering the best program for economic reform,” according to
Chairperson Merrell, “because Person’s proposals are directed to expanding small business, which is the nation’s only source of net new jobs.”
“Jobs is the main issue among voters, and our candidate has outlined the educational
reform that is needed to create full employment,” Merrell went on to explain.
Carl Person is a graduate of Long Island University and Harvard Law School, and is a
founder of the paralegal field, and owned and operated a career school for 18 years. He is
active in defending against home foreclosures and throughout the United States.
In 2010, Person ran for New York State Attorney General as the Libertarian
Party nominee and came in third, receiving more votes that received by any of the
Libertarian Gubernatorial, U.S. Senator and Attorney General candidates during all
prior elections (with one exception, in 1992). [Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Person is a high-school dropout, and has been a small businessperson starting at age 9,
owning and operating a newspaper route in North Platte, Nebraska.
“Full employment can be created,” according to Person, “by training all high school
students in their final year of high school in 100 different Internet- and computer-related disciplines, and showing them how to obtain help from an expert if they can’t solve the problem themselves.”
This training is not “blue collar”. It is “gold collar”, and what this country needs to
have small business re-create manufacturing in the U.S., to expand farming and agriculture, and to develop and market new and improved products and services, to create prosperity for Americans and a reduction in dependence upon government.
A corresponding adult education program would teach the same curriculum during
evenings and weekends.
Upon completion of this program, high school graduates and adults could obtain
employment anywhere in the United States as the information technology assistant to an
owner of one of the 27,500,000 self employed individuals, small businesses or professional firms (or churches or small government agencies) in the United States, at weekly salaries ranging from $1,000 to $2,500, according to Person.
Volunteers and contributors are urgently needed to be able to implement these needed
economic and educational reforms, including the gathering of petitions to put Person and the other Reform Party candidates on the ballot for the November 5, 2013 elections.
Person was, at least as of last month, describing himself as a Libertarian candidate (for example see here).
LPNY Chair Mark Axinn commented (via email):
New York Election Law prohibits the same candidate from appearing on the lines of two independent bodies.
We are currently challenging that statute in US District Court in the Credico case; I am one of the named plaintiffs therein.
Summary judgment motions have been argued and submitted; we are awaiting a decision.
As far as the upcoming Mayoral race, the LP has not yet endorsed anyone.
Meanwhile, the Queens LP has endorsed Kristin Davis:
QUEENS COUNTY LIBERTARIANS ENDORSE EX-MADAM IN MAYOR’S RACE
This Saturday, January 12, 2013, in a unanimous vote at their convention, the Queens Libertarian Party Endorsed Ex-Madam, Kristin Davis, as their candidate for Mayor of NYC in 21013.
Kristin Davis, the former Manhattan Madam, who supplied prostitutes for Eliot Spitzer, was convicted for promoting prostitution and served four months on Riker’s Island. Since her arrest and motivated by the inequities in our criminal justice system, Davis has become one of New York City’s most vocal Libertarian activists and ran for Governor in 2010 on a Libertarian platform of decriminalizing marijuana, marriage equality and legalizing casino gambling.
The Queens Libertarian Party is the largest Libertarian group in the state and their early endorsement of Davis sets the tone for her to become the official Libertarian Party Candidate in the 2013 NYC Mayoral Race.
Libertarian Party Presidential candidate Gary Johnson won over 42,000 votes in New York State last year. Davis is expected to announce her candidacy in early 2013 and will file for campaign matching funds under the city’s campaign finance system. Davis opposes the NYPD Stop and Frisk program, supports legalizing marijuana, opposes the restriction on soft drinks to 16oz and favors casino gambling in NYC over upstate.
Although the release capitalizes Libertarian in
…ran for Governor in 2010 on a Libertarian platform…
Davis was actually the candidate of the Anti-Prohibition Party. The Libertarian nominee was Warren Redlich, who now owns IPR. Redlich has sued Davis and her campaign manager Roger Stone (among others) for flyers that described him as a sexual predator and warned neighbors to keep their children away from him and call the police if they saw him. Davis had also threatened to sue Redlich for allegedly calling her a whore, but didn’t sue. UPDATE: Redlich says the statute of limitations has run out on that.
The Queens County, New York LP is run by allies of Dr. Tom Stevens, the controversial Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania chairman, Objectivist Party founder and two time presidential nominee, and former Vice Chair of the Boston Tea Party. Dr. Stevens was also Carl Person’s original campaign manager when Person ran for president, but was fired by Person.
In a prior IPR comment on February 28, Marx Axinn wrote
Kristin Davis is the front-runner to get the nomination for NYC Mayor, but as the nominating convention is not for another six weeks, someone new may come into the picture. If she is the LP nominee, or if she is not and runs as an independent such as she did in 2010 for Governor as the candidate of the the Anti-Prohibition Party (APP), any sentient being knows that Roger Stone will act as an advisor behind the scenes as he did for her in 2010.
Her closest opposition for NYC Mayor nomination was from Randy Credico, LP and APP candidate for Senate in 2010 against Chuckles Schumer, but Randy now is only going to seek the Democratic nomination and not the LP.