May 30, 2023 was the deadline for filing independent petitions. Despite the State of New York’s attempts to kill third parties, we still have candidates running. A total of 16 Libertarian candidates have filed petitions to be placed on the general election ballot this fall.
In Chautauqua County, incumbent Sherman Village Trustee and Deputy Mayor is running for relection to another 4-year term. Sanders was the first Libertarian to be elected to office in Chautauqua County.
In Chemung County, Craig Colwell is running for Elmira City Council in District 6. Colwell is the County Affiliate’s Chair and ran for County Legislature in 2022.
In Chenango County, Tom Quiter is running for Supervisor in the Town of Guilford. Quiter is the County Affiliate’s Chair and previously ran for U.S. Senate in 2022 and State Senate in 2020.
In Erie County, LPNY 1st Vice-Chair Duane Whitmer is running for County Executive. He previously ran for Congress (2020) and County Comptroller (2021).
In Madison County, LPNY Secretary Mark Braiman is running for Cazenovia Town Council.
In Oneida County in the Town of Ava, there are two candidates: Keith Redhead for Town Supervisor and Kathleen Redhead for Town Tax Collector.
In Onondaga County, Craig Shute is running for Lafayette Town Supervisor.
In Niagara County, Wendi Szabo is running for Royalton Town Council.
In Steuben County, incumbent Prattsburgh Town Councilwoman Angela Einwachter is running for re-election.
In Yates County, there are three candidates running for County Legislature in District 3, in which there are 4 positions available: Jeff Bradley, Jan Enos, and Phillip Rahr. All three are officers of the Yates County Libertarian Party.
In Ulster County, there are three candidates: Suzanne Timbrouch for County Legislature District 3, Chris Madden for County Legislature District 19, and Michael Kavanagh for District Attorney.