Libertarian Party of New York’s Convention Will be April 26, 2014

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The Libertarian Party of New York will have its convention tomorrow. Following is a notice and a schedule for the event.

2014 LPNY Convention Notice

2014 LPNY Convention Schedule

Also, this article can be used as an open thread for reports of how the convention is going. Thanks to Mark Axinn for providing this information to IPR.

18 thoughts on “Libertarian Party of New York’s Convention Will be April 26, 2014

  1. Mark Axinn

    Thanks Jill.

    Well, now it’s today!

    We have approx. 60 people pre-registered, although more may register at the door later today.

    Very nice evening hanging out with some of the delegates, including four of my predecessors as NY State Chair, last night in the hotel bar.

    The exciting news race will be for nomination for Governor with five declared candidates. We will have a chance for each of them to speak and a bit of Q&A in the morning, and the nominations will be in the afternoon business session.

    Should be a great day!

  2. paulie

    Full list for this weekend according to LP.org blog

    Friday, April 25 – Saturday, April 26
    Kansas

    Saturday, April 26
    Alaska
    Connecticut
    Minnesota
    New York

    Friday, April 25 – Sunday, April 27
    Indiana

    Please either update this thread or make a new one for the others. I have to leave for work.

  3. Eric Sundwall

    Six Candidates – Chris Edes, Richard Cooper, Nathan LeBron, Michael McDermott, Jack Diodato & Randy Credico.

    McDermott beat LeBron on 5th round of voting.

    Edes Lt. Governor on first round against Diodato.

  4. Mark Axinn

    Mike McDermott–Gov.
    Chris Edes Lt. Gov.
    Carl Person–Atty Gen’l
    John Clifton–Comptroller

    State Committee:

    Mark Axinn–Chair*
    Phil Ricci and Chris Padgett*–Vice Chairs
    Gary Triestman*–Treas.
    Blay Tarnoff*–Secy.

    *incumbent

  5. Mark Axinn

    Evening speaker was Geoff Neale.

    Nice, long, exhausting day. We have a great ticket of LI, NYC and upstate Libertarians to represent the Party and to obtain ballot status this year.

  6. Mark Axinn

    At large members to state committee, in addition to officers reported two entries above:

    Audrey Capozzi* (LI)
    Michael Houze* (LI)
    Brian Waddell* (NYC)
    Rob Power (NYC)
    Kevin Wilson (Rochester)

    *incumbent

    We had 70 credentialed delegates and about a dozen or so observers and guests, including a reporter and photographer from the Albany Times Union.

    Thanks to the Capital District LP Chapter for all their hard work in putting on a great convention for all attendees.

  7. paulie

    How did the different candidates for the Gov nomination contrast themselves? Were there factional or ideological differences, or was it more of a personality issue?

  8. Mark Axinn

    McDermott and Cooper are from Long Island; Credico is from NYC; Diadoto lives in the Hudson Valley; Lebron lives in an Albany suburb and Edes lives in Rochester in the western part of the state.

    Just like any large state, there are geographical rivalries in New York too.

  9. paulie

    I know Credico disagrees with most Libertarians on many economic issues.

    Any other ideological differences among them?

  10. Mark Axinn

    Credico did not campaign very hard for this nomination. He did not show up and only got one vote in the first round of voting.

    It was a very close race between Mike McDermott, Chris Edes and Nate Lebron, all of whom are excellent spokesmen for Libertarian Party ideals.

    We have a terrific ticket of candidates and now have to get them on the damn ballot!

    We also have candidates for State Senate, Assembly and possibly Congress as well.

    All with heavy petitioning requirements.

  11. Mark Axinn

    Paulie and Mike–

    Thanks! This is the year we will get over 50,000 votes for Governor.

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