Manhattan Libertarian Party

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Manhattan Libertarian Party
General Information
Jurisdiction: New York County, New York
Chartered: 2000
Status: Active
Officers
Chair: Ilya Schwartzburg
Vice-Chair: Rebecca Lau
Secretary: Rob Power
Treasurer: Mark Axinn
Media
Website: Website
Meetup: Meetup

The Manhattan Libertarian Party is an affiliate of the Libertarian Party of New York based in New York County, New York.

History

There was a Manhattan chapter in the mid-1970s, as well as a New York City Libertarian Party up until the early 1990s. Another New York County chapter was chartered on October 8, 1994. The current Manhattan Libertarian Party was established in 2000.

Leadership

Current

Party Officers

Manhattan Libertarian Party Officers
Election
Date
Year Chair Secretary Treasurer State Representative
Aug 31, 2000 2000 Jak Karako Robert Eikel Robert Eikel
Jan 10, 2001 2001 Jak Karako Gary Snyder Gary Snyder
Apr 13, 2002 2002 Jak Karako James Eisert James Eisert
Jan 11, 2003 2003 Gary Snyder James Eisert James Eisert Tom Stevens
Jan 10, 2004 2004 --- --- --- Tom Stevens
--- 2005 --- --- --- Tom Stevens
--- 2006 --- --- --- ---
--- 2007 --- --- --- ---
--- 2008 --- --- --- Ron Ramo
--- 2009 --- --- --- Dodge Landesman
--- 2010 --- --- --- Eric Sundwall
--- 2011 --- --- --- Janet Hopf
Jan 2012 2012 Janet Hopf --- --- Janet Hopf
Jan 2013 2013 --- Mark Axinn Mark Axinn Janet Hopf
Jan 2014 2014 Brian Waddell Mark Axinn Mark Axinn ---
--- 2015 Brian Waddell Mark Axinn Mark Axinn Helene Jnane
Mar 2016 2016 Ron Litchman Mark Axinn Mark Axinn Rob Power
May 9, 2017 2017 Ron Litchman Gilbert Midonnet Mark Axinn Christopher Hollinger
Feb 13, 2018 Ron Litchman Gilbert Midonnet Mark Axinn Ron Litchman
May 8, 2018 2018 Aaron Commey Gilbert Midonnet Mark Axinn Ilya Schwartzburg
Apr 9, 2019 2019 Aaron Commey Gilbert Midonnet Mark Axinn Ilya Schwartzburg
Election Date Year Chair Secretary Treasurer State Representative
Interim County Organization
Election Date Year Chair Vice-Chair Secretary Treasurer State Representative
Sep 11, 2019 2019 Ilya Schwartzburg Rebecca Lau Rob Power Mark Axinn Ilya Schwartzburg

Party Directorships

Manhattan Libertarian Party Directorships
Election Date Year Director of Media Relations Political Director Director of Events
Aug 31, 2000 2000 Jim Lesczynski --- ---
Jan 10, 2001 2001 Jim Lesczynski --- ---
Apr 13, 2002 2002 Jim Lesczynski --- ---
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Apr 9, 2019 2019 Rebecca Lau Anthony Pellegrino David Fite
Interim County Organization / Country Committee
Election Date Year Director of Media Relations Political Director Director of Events
Sep 11, 2019 2019 Rebecca Lau Aaron Commey ---

Former Officers and Directors and Committee Chairs

Chair
Vice Chair
Secretary/Treasurer
Secretary
Treasurer
Director of Media Relations
Political Director
State Representative
Other positions
  • Travis Pahl, Director of Commerce Issues (August 31, 2000—January 10, 2001)
  • Kevin Smith, Director of Personal Freedom Issues (August 31, 2000—January 10, 2001)
  • Travis Pahl, Director of Personal Freedom Issues (January 10, 2001—?)
  • Charles Eppler, Director of Economic Freedom Issues (January 10, 2001—?)
  • Buck Crutchfield, Fundraising Director (January 11, 2003—January 10, 2004)
  • Joseph Dobrian, Membership Director (January 11, 2003—?)

As of April 13, 2002

Manhattan LP Officers: Chair - Jak Karako
Secretary/Treasurer - James Eisert
Membership Development Director - Travis Pahl
Fundraising Director - Ron Moore
Media Relations Director - Jim Lesczynski
Drug Reform Director - Bob Armstrong
Social Director - Joyce Ilson
Activism Director - Jim Lesczynski
Elections/Candidate Recruitment Director (merged) - Scott Jeffrey
Webmaster - James Eisert
Newsletter Editor - Sam Sloan
Gun Rights Director - James Eisert
Education Director - Thomas Ruks
Landlord/Tenant Director - Gary Snyder
Tax Reform Director - Ron Moore

Conventions

Date Location Notes
August 31, 2000 Founding
January 10, 2001
April 13, 2002
January 11, 2003
January 10, 2004
January 8, 2005
January 2014
2015
March 2016
March 28, 2017
May 8, 2018
April 9, 2019
September 11, 2019 Ukrainian East Village Restaurant

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