A listing of candidates filed, with amount of pages filed, can be found at the NY State Board of Elections web-site: here.
E-mail from Redlich campaign 3:04pm:
Warren Redlich filed 34,000 signatures at 10 am this morning as the Libertarian candidate for Governor. He credited a “tremendous group of volunteers” for their efforts in organizing and conducting the petition drive, as well as the LPNY leadership and the Libertarian National Committee for their support and hard work.
Redlich praised the volunteers: “My mother was out there getting signatures. My father-in-law too. Hundreds of people helped. And we had a dedicated team who spent the past week putting it all together.”
Looking forward, Redlich said he would continue delivering his “Stop Wasting Money” message to the voters. “I’m the only candidate who tells people where spending will be cut,” he explained. “If you’re going to cut, that means people lose their jobs. Andrew Cuomo, Rick Lazio and Carl Paladino are afraid to say who gets fired.”
Redlich’s proposed cuts include capping bureaucrat pay at $100,000 a year, eliminating spending on corporate welfare (aka economic development), and eliminating specific state agencies such as NYSERDA. “If we want to protect our teachers and our parks, we have to cut somewhere else,” Redlich noted.
With 3719 pages, the Libertarian slate filed over 500 pages more than Carl Paladino’s Taxpayers Party petitions, and nearly 1500 pages more than the Paladino-funded Anti-Prohibition Party candidate Kristin Davis.
The statewide Libertarian slate includes:
Governor: Warren Redlich
Lt. Governor: Alden Link
Attorney General: Carl E. Person (pronounced Peer-sun)
Comptroller: John Gaetani
US Senate: John Clifton
US Senate: Randy Credico
The LP petitions filed today also included several congressional candidates and one Assembly candidate:
5th Congressional District: Elizabeth Berney
24th Congressional District: Ernest Logan Bell
25th district: Marc Romain
27th district: Dean J. Sandstrom
90th Assembly District: William Gouldman
Previous e-mail from Redlich campaign:
LIBERTARIAN PARTY SUBMITS OVER 30,000 SIGNATURES TO GET ON THE NEW YORK BALLOT
This morning, the Libertarian Party of New York State submitted petitions containing more than 30,000 signatures of voters who want more choices at the ballot box. Such figure represents more than twice the required amount under New York’s election law.
State Chair Mark Axinn commented, “Once again, the Libertarian Party has amassed enough signatures so that voters can chose true freedom-loving candidates this November. Unlike tax-and-spend Democrats and borrow-and-spend Republicans, only the Libertarian Party candidates will actually slow the growth of government in New York.”
Statewide petitions include Albany attorney Warren Redlich for Governor and retired Ulster County businessman Alden Link for Lt. Governor. Mr. Redlich commented, “I am honored to be the Libertarian Party nominee for Governor. New Yorkers are ready for our Stop Wasting Money message. Now that we’re on the ballot, we can work on delivering the message to the voters.”
Libertarians also nominated Manhattan attorney Carl Person for Attorney General and Glenville accountant John Gaetani for Comptroller. When asked how he differs from his competitors, Mr. Person noted, “We don’t need another prosecutor to become Attorney General. We need an Attorney General who will start enforcing the rights of voters and residents against government intrusion.”
The two candidates for U.S. Senate present stark contrasts to the current New York Senators. Libertarians John Clifton and Randy Credico oppose drug prohibition, support the rights of immigrants to emigrate to the United States and believe the best way to support US troops is to bring them home.
Libertarians also submitted petitions for four Congressional and four State Assembly candidates from Staten Island to Syracuse.
Libertarian Party national chairman Mark Hinkle said, “I’m proud to have these New York Libertarians as part of our nationwide group of 22 Libertarians running for U.S. Senate, and 170 running for U.S. House.”
The Libertarian Party stands for both personal and economic freedom and minimal government at all levels.