From a media release sent to IPR:
Albany, NY—The Libertarian Party of New York submitted over 25,000 signatures Tuesday to give New Yorkers an alternative to the failed policies of the major parties.
State Chair Mark Axinn commented, “Once again, the Libertarian Party has amassed enough signatures so that voters can choose 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.”
Two-term New Mexico Governor and Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson said, “I’m pleased at the hard work of the New York Libertarians in getting enough signatures for Jim Gray and me to be on New York’s state ballot this November. Because of their tireless effort the Libertarian Party of New York has given the state’s citizens a third choice with the priorities to balance the budget, create jobs, and restore civil liberties. With the help of the 80% of voters across the country who want a third choice this November, we can restore fiscal responsibility and social acceptance.”
Other Libertarian candidates on the slate in November because of these petitions include Chis Edes for US Senate, Michael McDermott, Congressional District 3 (Long Island), Autumn Wark, Congressional District 5 (Queens), Dan Halloran, Congressional District 6 (Queens) and Mark Glogowski, Assembly District 139 (Rochester).
Speaking for the 40 year-old Libertarian Party which defends constitutionally limited government, individual freedom, and non-interventionist foreign policy, national committee Chair Geoffrey Neale said, “Twenty-nine electoral votes are at stake along with the chance for 13 million New Yorkers to cast their votes for freedom, an end to our engagement in Afghanistan, an end to needless suffering caused by the inhumane drug prohibition, a balanced budget, and real growth in private sector jobs.”
The Libertarian Party stands for both personal and economic freedom and minimal government at all levels.