Albany, New York, March 25, 2021: Candidates in several counties, including cross-endorsed candidates in eight counties, have started filing petitions to run for office on the Libertarian line in New York State.
Cody Anderson, Chair of the Libertarian Party of New York, applauded these efforts in the face of threats to the party’s ballot access in New York State Public Campaign Finance provisions tacked onto last year’s budget, which dramatically altered recognized party status requirements and are the subject of a lawsuit filed jointly by the Libertarian and Green Parties of New York in Federal court.
“We are confident that we will retain ballot access, based on the facts presented in our suit against the New York State Board of Elections,” Anderson stated. “To see that so many candidates, both those enrolled as Libertarians and those from other parties who have sought our cross-endorsement, have as much confidence in our lawsuit and share our libertarian values of self-ownership and the elimination of government tyranny is truly heartening. We believe that Libertarian Party candidates have the best plans to lead our communities, and are as proud to support them as they do our endeavors.”
Public Engagement Director
Libertarian Party of New York