Libertarian National Committee
|Successor:||Paul S. Allen|
|At-Large Committee Member|
Libertarian Party of New York
|Birth:||September 30, 1943 |
New York City, New York
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Francine "Fran" Youngstein (born September 30, 1943) is a retired systems analyst with IBM Corporation. She was a Libertarian Party activist in the early 1970s. In 1973, she was the first Libertarian Party candidate for Mayor of New York City. She was also an At-Large member of the Libertarian Party of New York State Committee from 1974 to 1975 and Treasurer of the Libertarian National Committee from 1975 to 1977.
Early life and career
Youngstein was born on September 30, 1943 in New York City, a daughter of Henry Mathew Librach (d. 1988) and Renee Hartblay (1907—2009). She graduated from Syracuse University in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree. She worked as a systems analyst and engineer with IBM Corporation in New York City from 1964 to 1985. She married her first husband, Howard George Youngstein, on August 29, 1965. They divorced in 1973. She married her second husband, Robert Simon Alexander, on December 23, 1979.
Youngstein worked at IBM as a staff instructor (1964-1971), marketing support representative (1972-1975), advisory marketing representative (1975-1980), advisory systems engineer (1981-1982), and senior systems engineer specialist (1982-1985).
Youngstein was involved with the Holiday Project in New York City. She was delivery manager from 1980-1981, the national coordinator from 1981 to 1982, president, CEO, and National Chairman from 1982 to 1983, an ex-officio member of the National Committee from 1983 to 1984, and then began serving as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the New York City committee starting in 1974.
Youngstein was first involved in the Libertarian Party in 1972, when she served as Chair of the Libertarian Abortion Action Group from 1972 to 1974.
During her 1973 mayoral campaign, she was included alongside some politically leftist candidates on a WNET 13 television discussion panel. The established party candidates skipped out on it, however.
Youngstein was an At-Large member of the Libertarian Party of New York State Committee from 1974 to 1975. She also served as Treasurer of the Libertarian National Committee from 1974 to 1975 and as an At-Large Member of the LNC from 1975 to 1977. She was a delegate to the 1974 convention and a Presidential Elector in 1976.
Mayor of New York City, 1973
Youngstein ran for Mayor of New York City in 1973.
- Treasurer (1975—1977)
- At-Large Committee Member (1974—1975)