The Libertarian Party of New York is governed by the State Committee. An Executive Committee, a subset of the State Committee, handles the day-to-day operations of the party. Additionally, several counties have their own leadership.

Executive Committee

The 2020-2022 Executive Committee is the governing body of the Libertarian Party of New York between meetings of the State Committee.

Chair Cody Anderson
1st Vice-Chair
Tony D’Orazio
2nd Vice Chair Duane Whitmer
Secretary Andrew Martin Kolstee
Treasurer Lora Newell
Member-At-Large Rob Arrigo
Member-At-Large Gabrielle Cordova
Pietro Geraci
Member-At-Large Paul Grindle
Member-At-Large Rich Purtell

State Committee

Judicial District 1

Representing New York County (Manhattan).

Judicial District 2

Representing Kings County (Brooklyn).

Judicial District 3

Representing Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties.

Judicial District 4

Representing Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Schenectady, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Washington Counties.

Judicial District 5

Representing Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties.

Judicial District 6

Representing Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Otsego, Schuyler, Tioga, and Tompkins Counties.

Judicial District 7

Representing Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Yates

Judicial District 8

Representing Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties.

Judicial District 9

Representing Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester Counties.

Judicial District 10

Representing Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Judicial District 11

Representing Queens County.

Judicial District 12

Representing Bronx County.

Judicial District 13

Representing Richmond County (Staten Island).


There are several committees created to conduct specific business of the state party and report back to the State Committee.


  • Candidate Support Committee Duane Whitmer, Chair
  • Fundraising Committee Gabrielle Cordova and Lora Newell, Co-Chairs
  • IT Committee Andrew Kolstee, Chair
  • Legislative Affairs Committee Rich Purtell, Chair
  • Local Affiliate Development Rob Arrigo, Chair
  • Platform Committee Karyn Thompson, Chair
  • Public Engagement Committee Anthony D’Orazio, Chair
  • Rules Committee Paul Grindle, Chair
  • Special Committee on the Judicial Committee Millie Dordal, Chair
  • Special Committee on the Non-Primary Elections Committee Andrew Kolstee, Chair
  • Special Committee on the November 2021 Summit Planning Committee Gabrielle Cordova and Lora Newell, Co-Chairs

County Chairs

The following are chairs of recognized county affiliates, known as County Organizations.

Albany County Chair Robert Porter
Chautauqua County Chair Andrew Kolstee
Chemung County
Nick Grasso
Chenango County Chair
Tom Quiter
Columbia County Chair Scott Hoskins
Dutchess County Chair Daniel Donnelly
Erie County Chair Duane Whitmer
Fulton County Chair
Brandon Lyon
Kings County (Brooklyn) Chair Matthew Morgan
Madison County Chair David Penner
Monroe County Chair Steve Becker
Montgomery County Chair Barbara Neznek
Nassau County Chair
Blay Tarnoff
New York County (Manhattan) Chair Rebecca Lau
Onondaga County Chair Shawn Hannon
Orange County Chair Pietro Geraci
Orleans County Chair
William Grimble
Otsego County Chair
Tim O’Connor
Putnam County Chair William O’Donnell
Queens County Chair Michael Arcati
Richmond County (Staten Island) Chair Chance Haywood 
Saratoga County Chair Rob Arrigo
Schoharie County Chair Lora Newell
Suffolk County Chair William Van Helmond
Tioga County Chair Theresa Gosart
Wayne County Chair Jim Dayton
Westchester County Chair Greg Stemkowski
Ulster County Chair John Caulfield

County Contacts

County Contacts are those officials designated to act as the point person for forming an interim county organization.

Allegany County
Jame VanDewalker
Bronx County Fredy Calvache
Broome County Vacant
Cattaraugus County Vacant

Cayuga County Vacant
Clinton County Zachary Remian
Cortland County Vacant
Delaware County Vacant
Essex County Vacant
Franklin County Vacant
Genesee County Vacant
Greene County Christopher Beachler
Hamilton County Vacant

Herkimer County Joseph Sabin
Jefferson County
Jeffery Sherk
Lewis County Vacant
Livingston County Vacant
Niagara County Bill Koller
Oneida County Vacant
Ontario County Vacant
Oswego County Patricia Berthod 
Rensselaer County Phil Vecchio
Rockland County Robert Greibesland
Saint Lawrence County Vacant
Schenectady County Vacant
Schuyler County Vacant
Seneca County Bill Evans
Steuben Count
y Angela Einwachter
Sullivan County Vacant
Tompkins County
Lyza Feint
Warren County Vacant
Washington County Brian Wells
Wyoming County Adam Allen
Yates County Jeff Bradley

If you wish to be appointed as a county contact, please contact the Local Affiliate Development Committee at

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