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 Libertarian Party activist, officer, and candidate. 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.
- Member-At-Large (September 27, 2020—present)
- Political Director (January 7, 2018—June 2, 2019)
- Secretary (May 7, 2017—June 8, 2019)
- State Representative (May 7, 2017—June 8, 2019)
- Temporary County Chair (August 2, 2015—May 7, 2017)