Libertarian Party of New York
|January 7, 2018—June 2, 2019|
Tioga County Libertarian Party
|April 25, 2017—June 8, 2019|
Richard "Rich" Purtell is a mechanical engineer and Libertarian Party activist. He has serves as an officer on the local and state levels and has run for office as a candidate numerous times. He is current a Member-At-Large of the the Libertarian Party of New York Executive Committee. He previously served as Political Director from 2018 to 2019. He is also the founded of the Tioga County Libertarian Party, in which he also served as Secretary and State Representative. Purtell has run several political campigns, including State Senate (2015), State Assembly (2016), and twice for Owego Town Council (2017 and 2019). He has written several editorials on libertarian polices and ideas for local publications.
2015 State Senate Campaign
2016 State Assembly Campaign
In 2016, Purtell ran for New York State Assembly's District 124.
He was also the Eastern Southern Tier Area Field Director for the Johnson/Weld campaign.
2017 Owego Town Council Campaign
In 2017, Purtell ran for Town Council in Owego, New York.
2019 Owego Town Council Campaign
In 2019, Purtell ran for Town Council in Owego, New York.
2021 Tioga County Legislature
In 2021, Purtell annoucned his candidacy for Tioga County Legislature.
- Member-At-Large (September 27, 2020—present)
- Political Director (January 7, 2018—June 2, 2019)
- Chair, Legislative Affairs Committee. (2021—present)
- Secretary (May 7, 2017—June 8, 2019)
- State Representative (May 7, 2017—June 8, 2019)
- Temporary County Chair (August 2, 2015—May 7, 2017)