Tag Archives: Frank MacKay

NY: Suffolk County Independence Party ignores local choice

Full story at: The East Hampton Star
Independence Reversal
County party ignores local choice; Cohen out

by Alex De Havenon / July 21, 2011

In a move the chairwoman of its local [East Hampton] chapter, Elaine Jones, characterized as a “back room deal,” Zachary Cohen has been replaced by Bill Wilkinson [registered Republican] as the Independence Party candidate for East Hampton Town Supervisor.

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Michael Bloomberg News Roundup

  • Bloomberg participated in an event launching a “No Labels” movement in New York earlier in December. The Washington Post explained,

The group hopes to build a network of citizen activists and establish offices in all 435 congressional districts. Beginning in January, members plan to police the new Congress, calling out lawmakers they think are too partisan and speaking up for those who cross party lines to find solutions.

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NY Capitol News: Story about the Independence Party, and its chairman’s strategies

In New York, if you want to remain independent as a voter, you check the box on the voter registration form that says you do not wish to enroll in  a party. (This status is often referred to as “a blank”.)  Also on the voter registration form, is the option to join the third party called “The Independence Party”.… Read more ...

Federal Court in NY issues ruling in Reform Party dispute

From coverage at onthewilderside.com:

from Ballot Access News
Federal Court in New York Issues Ruling in Internal Reform Party Dispute

December 16th, 2009

On December 16, U.S. District Court Judge Joseph F. Bianco, a Bush, Jr., appointee, issued an opinion in MacKay v Crews, eastern district, 09-cv-2218. He ruled that the 2008 national convention of the Reform Party in Texas was a valid convention.

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Independence Party’s MacKay to publish first book

Independence Party of America Chairman Frank MacKay announced Friday that he will publish his first book later this month. According to the author, “The Network Interviews” is a “compilation of interviews Frank MacKay and his brother Gordon did in the late 80’s when they ran a New York City/Long Island area music newspaper they started called Network.… Read more ...

New York Independence Party backs Republican in House special election

The New York Independence Party announced it will support Republican Dede Scozzafava in the special election in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. The party, which has about 20,000 registered members in the district, had planned to back Democrat Darrel Aubertine until he announced Thursday that he would not be seeking the seat.… Read more ...

Independence Party chair to visit Alaska as Palin steps down

Newsday reports on its website that Independence Party of America National Chairman Frank MacKay will be in Alaska later this month when Gov. Sarah Palin formally leaves office. Calling it a “bizarre coincidence,” MacKay said he arranged the trip before Palin announced her decision to resign. He “would not saying who he is meeting with while visiting the state but admits that will be stopping in Wasilla, Palin’s hometown, during his four-day trip.”

MacKay’s party, which claims to have “more than 350,000 members” in New York State alone, backed the McCain/Palin ticket in 2008 after New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided not to run for president.… Read more ...

NYS Independence Party Chair appointed to a law school board

Frank MacKay is the Chairman of the NY Independence Party. MacKay has also been a leading figure in recent attempts to get the Independence Party to go national (though, based on the national web-site, that effort seems halted.)

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Reform Party USA endorses McCain for president

The AP reports Reform Party USA endorsed John McCain for president Saturday during its convention in Hicksville, New York. Party Chairman Frank MacKay says representatives from 27 states voted to endorse McCain, while none backed Barack Obama. MacKay, who heads New York’s Independence Party, “said the endorsement is a badge of honor for McCain as the true reformer.”… Read more ...