Via Steven Berson in IPR comments:
2nd New York City Libertarian Party Convention this evening, Tuesday June 11 nominates new candidates for Mayor and Comptroller.
After having determined that the results held at the previous nominating Convention on April 9, 2013 were not valid due to credentials of the voters not having been properly validated a new Convention had been called for this evening at and begun at 7:30pm at the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant, 140 Second Ave. in Manhattan.
Attendance was approximately 25 with 19 credentialed attendees voting.
At the previous Convention current Republican Party candidate Joe Lhota gained the nomination for Mayor – but he declined this nomination. In the author’s opinion this decline made sense as Lhota espouses views on a number of issues that are far from libertarian.
Nominated [for the mayoral nomination] at tonight’s Convention were Michael Sanchez (current Political Action Coordinator for the Brooklyn Libertarian Party) and Sam Sloan (as well as the option to vote for N.O.T.A.). By well over 2/3rd’s majority Michael Sanchez was nominated.
Following nominations for Comptroller were heard. Kristin Davis [who was nominated at the previous convention] was not in attendance but was nominated by Manhattan LP Chair Janet Hopf. Also nominated was Hesham El-Meligy of Staten Island. A round of questioning found that Mr. El-meligy strongly supported the Libertarian Party’s platform, and had an accounting background necessary to be qualified for the Comptroller position. Hesham El-Meligy was nominated by over 2/3rd’s of the majority.
For the position of Public Advocate a person not in attendance whose name I missed was nominated – but lost out to N.O.T.A.