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Court Decision Reached In Case of Libertarian Candidate Randy Credico vs. NY State Board of Elections

From: Mark Axinn
Date: Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 5:08 PM
Subject: Deision in Credico v. NY State Board of Elections
To: Paulie Frankel and others

Attached is an important victory due to hard work of Gary Donoyan, attorney for plaintiffs Randy Credico, candidate for Senate in 2010 of two independent bodies (LPNY and Anti-Prohibition Party), myself as Chair of LPNY, Andrew Miller as Chair of APP, and an independent voter.
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NYC Libertarians nominate new candidates for Mayor, Comptroller

Via Steven Berson in IPR comments:

2nd New York City Libertarian Party Convention this evening, Tuesday June 11 nominates new candidates for Mayor and Comptroller.

After having determined that the results held at the previous nominating Convention on April 9, 2013 were not valid due to credentials of the voters not having been properly validated a new Convention had been called for this evening at and begun at 7:30pm at the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant, 140 Second Ave.… Read more ...

Greater Rochester Libertarian Party Releases Newsletter

News and events from the local Libertarian movement
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GRLP Activist Dan Cole spreads the message of Liberty at the 19th Ward Square Fair

Welcome to the GRLP Newsletter!

Keeping you connected to news and events from the Greater Rochester Libertarian Party:

As some of you may know, the Outreach Committee of the GRLP has been busy searching for new ways to invigorate and engage existing members, strengthen partnerships, and find the next generation of passionate Libertarian activists.

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Libertarian Party of New York Now Has Facebook Page

The Libertarian Party of New York (NYLP) has an active Facebook group, but for a long time no Facebook page. On May 29th, an official one was created. It’s available below:


Currently, there is only one LP state affiliate without a Facebook page (Oregon). However, there are several state pages that are rarely active, with some not having any new posts since the fall of 2012, for example.… Read more ...

Joanne Naughton of LEAP addresses the LPNY 2013 Convention on the drug war

Joanne Naughton is a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_Enforcement_Against_Prohibition) . The Libertarian Party of New York (LPNY) state convention was held on April 22nd. Naugton spoke about the why she and her organization believe the War on Drugs is a dangerous failure that needs to end.  Note that there is a two minute introduction from LPNY chair Mark Axinn, and that the volume is much better for Naughton than it is for Axinn.… Read more ...

Karen Straughan’s Presentation at Libertarian Party of New York Convention

Here is Karen Straughan’s (of the GirlWritesWhat YouTube channel) speech at the Libertarian Party of New York (LPNY) state convention on April 27th. She talks about gender politics from a pro-liberty perspective, per the introduction by LPNY chair Mark Axinn.

If you prefer to read the speech, it is available here:

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Live Updates: New York State LP Convention Being Held Today

The Libertarian Party of New York (LPNY) state convention is being held today. So far, we know the results of the officer elections:

Chair – Mark Axinn
Vice Chair – Gigi Bowman
Vice Chair – Chris Padgett
Secretary – Blay Tarnoff
Treasurer – Gary Triestman
At-Large Commitee Member – Audrey Capozzi
At-Large Commitee Member – Chris Garvey
At-Large Commitee Member – Michael Houze
At-Large Commitee Member – June Smith
At-Large Commitee Member – Brian Waddell

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Celeste Katz: Joe Lhota Will Decline Libertarian Party Nomination; Won’t Co-Star With Kristin Davis

The following is an April 10th article by Celeste Katz, published on the New York Daily News website.

Republican Joe Lhota may appear on Libertarian Party petitions alongside “Manhattan Madam” Kristin Davis, but he won’t be showing up on the ballot as her running mate.

“Joe Lhota did not seek the Libertarian line and he will not accept it,” spox Susan Del Percio emailed the Daily News this morning in response to a story about the party endorsing Lhota for mayor at its convention Tuesday night.… Read more ...

Kristin Davis Declines LP Nomination For NYC Mayor To Run For Comptroller

The following is an April 10th post on Dr. Tom Stevens’s blog, Liberty Lion.

In a surprise move, Kristin Davis, who was almost guaranteed the Libertarian Party’s Mayoral Nomination after receiving the endorsement of the Libertarian Party of Queens County, the largest and most active of the Libertarian Party County Organizations in New York City, declined the nomination she received from the floor of the New York City Nominating Convention held on April 9, 2013 at the New York Irish Center in Long Island City, announcing instead her desire to run for Comptroller against Scott Stringer, the probable Democratic Nominee.… Read more ...

Celeste Katz: Joe Lhota And Kristin Davis: NYC’s 2013 Libertarian Party Ticket?

The following article, written by Celeste Katz, was published on the New York Daily News website on April 10th. 


The Libertarian Party has endorsed Republican Joe Lhota for mayor — but it’s not clear if he wants their line.

By accepting the nomination, Lhota would end up on the ballot alongside former “Manhattan Madam” Kristin Davis, who did time at Rikers Island after pleading guilty to promoting prostitution in the Eliot Spitzer sex scandal.… Read more ...

New York LP Chairman Issues Statement on Dan Halloran’s Arrest

Email from LPNY Chair Mark Axinn:

As many of you know, NYC Councilmember Daniel Halloran was arrested this morning in connection with a purported bribery scheme to obtain the Republican Mayoral nomination for a Democratic State Senator.

I am deeply saddened for Dan and all of his supporters.

While Dan is a Republican first, he has been a good friend of the Libertarian Party for several years.… Read more ...

Manhattan Libertarian Party Formally Invites Dr. Tom Stevens To Re-Join

From Dr. Tom Stevens’s blog, Liberty Lion

On March 8, 2013, Janet Hopf, Manhattan Libertarian Party Chair, sent Dr. Tom Stevens an e-mail, the text of which was the following:

The Manhattan LP committee has voted to officially invite you to re-join our chapter. Please share this email with any interested parties I left off the list.Read more ...