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 2022-2024 Executive Committee is the governing body of the Libertarian Party of New York between meetings of the State Committee.

Chair Andrew Martin Kolstee
1st Vice-Chair Duane Whitmer
2nd Vice-Chair Rich Purtell
Secretary Mark Braiman
Treasurer Cody Anderson
Member-At-Large Maura Botsford
Member-At-Large Justin Carman
Member-At-Large Keith Redhead

Member-At-Large William Schmidt
Member-At-Large Karyn Thompson

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.

  • Daniel Castello
  • Jacob Cornell
  • Shawn DeGrand
  • Matthew Guilianelli
  • Erinn Leatherman
  • Adam Magoon
  • Keith Redhead
  • Craig Shute
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.

  • Freddy Calvache
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 Paul Grindle, Chair
  • Fundraising Committee Gabrielle Cordova and Lora Newell, Co-Chairs
  • IT Committee Andrew Kolstee and Justin Carman, Co-Chairs
  • 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

County Chairs

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

Albany County Chair Jay Carr
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 Acting Chair
Michael Long
Kings County (Brooklyn) Chair Matthew Morgan
Madison County Chair Mark Braiman
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
 Ajay Butcher
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 Artie Sintef
Tioga County Chair Theresa Gosart
Wayne County Chair Jim Dayton
Westchester County Chair William Schmidt
Ulster County Chair Cipriana Costello
Yates County Chair Jeff Bradley

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 Vacant
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 Vacant
Hamilton County Vacant

Herkimer County Vacant
Jefferson County 
Jared Ey
Lewis County Christopher Lyndaker
Livingston County Vacant
Niagara County Vacant
Oneida County Matt Guilianelli
Ontario County Vacant
Oswego County Vacant
Rensselaer County Jennifer O’Connor
Rockland County Vacant
Saint Lawrence County Vacant
Schenectady County Vacant
Schuyler County Vacant
Seneca County Vacant
Steuben Count
y Vacant
Sullivan County Joseph Colon
Tompkins County
Warren County Steven Greene
Washington County Brian Wells
Wyoming County Vacant

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

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