Duane Whitmer

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Duane Whitmer
2nd Vice-Chair
Libertarian Party of New York
September 27-2020—present
Successor: Incumbent
Chair
Erie County Libertarian Party
August 14, 2019—Present
Predecessor: Edward Garrett
Successor: Incumbent
Personal Details
Education: SUNY Fredonia
Occupation: Accountant
Party: Libertarian Party
Media
Website: https://duanewhitmer.com

Duane J. Whitmer is the 2nd Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party of New York and the Chair of the Erie County Libertarian Party. He is als oa candidate for U.S. Congress in District 27.

Biography

Whitmer was born and raised in Franklinville, New York. He attended SUNY Fredonia and graduated with an a degree in accounting in 2009. He began his own business, DJW Financial Services, now Whitmer Accounting and Tax.

Politics

Larry Sharpe for Governor, 2018

Whitmer served as Deputy Field Director for Western New York for the Larry Sharpe gubernatorial campaign, following the resignation of Andrew Martin Kolstee.

Campaign for U.S. Congress, 2020

On November 13, 2018, he announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress in New York's 27th congressional district.[1] In February 2020, he was endorsed for the special election that was scheduled to take place on April 28, 2020. However, this was moved to June 23, 2020. Scott Flynn collected petitions to challenge Whitmer to be on the Libertarian Party line for the November 2020 ballot, but dropped out and was replaced by Nick Phelps. On June 23, 2020, Whitmer defeated Phelps 123—38, with 13 blank and write-in votes, not including absentee ballots.

Organizational Positions

Libertarian Party of New York
  • 2nd Vice-Chair (September 27, 2020—present)
  • Treasurer (May 4, 2019—present)
  • Member, Interim State Committee (2019—present)
Erie County Libertarian Party
  • Treasurer (August 25, 2018—August 14, 2019)
  • Chair (August 14, 2019—present)

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