From Mark Axinn, Libertarian Party of New York chair, August 26, 2013:
The Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island LP chapters pulled together to get a record eight candidates on the ballot as Libertarians for various local offices throughout the nation’s largest city this November.
As the LP does not have ballot status in New York, it was necessary for every candidate to submit independent petition signatures, ranging from 3750 signatures to run for the Mayor, Comptroller and Public Advocate (a real do-nothing job), to 450 in a local city council district to run for its councilmember.
New York City candidates are as follows:
Michael Sanchez, Mayor
Hesham El-Meligy, Comptroller
Alex Merced, Public Advocate
David Casavis, Manhattan Borough President
Silas Johnson, Staten Island Borough President
Helene Jnane, NYC Council, District 4
David Garland, NYC Council, District 5
Christopher Giattino, NYC Council, District 8