State Committee Officers

The State Committee is elected annually according to our bylaws.

Chair Jim Rosenbeck
Vice Chair Tucker Coburn
Vice Chair Tony D’Orazio
Treasurer Michael Dowden
Secretary Blay Tarnoff
At-Large Committee Member Mark Potwora
At-Large Committee Member Kari Bittner
At-Large Committee Member Steve Minogue
At-Large Committee Member Vacant
At-Large Committee Member
Immediate Past Chair Mark Glogowski

Chapter Representatives

Brooklyn Chapter Representative Gary Popkin
Cattaraugus Chapter Representative Peyton Kunselman
Capital Chapter Representative
 Fred Cole
Chautauqua Chapter Representative Andrew Kolstee
Erie Chapter Representative Edward Garrett
Genesee Chapter Representative Colin McAllister
Hudson Valley Chapter Representative Jan-Erik Janson
Manhattan Chapter Representative Ilya Schwartzburg
Monroe Chapter Representative Sean Phelan
Nassau Chapter Representative Chris Garvey
Onondaga Chapter Representative Millie Dordal
Queens Chapter Representative Aaron Commey
Schoharie Chapter Representative Lora Newell
Staten Island Chapter Representative
 Richard Bell 
Steuben Chapter Representative Peter Olausson
Suffolk Chapter Representative Mike McDermott
Tioga Chapter Representative Rich Purtell
Westchester Chapter Representative Anthony Pellegrino

To get in touch with other members of a chapter, whether an official one or a fledgling group, please see our chapter meetings page.

Chapter Chairs

Brooklyn Chair Devin Balkind
Cattaraugus Chair Luke Wenke
Capital District Chair
 Charles Senrick
Chautauqua Chair Andrew Kolstee
Erie Chair Edward Garrett
Genesee Chair Mark Potwora
Hudson Valley Chair Gary Triestman
Manhattan Chair Aaron Commey
Monroe Chair Kevin Wilson
Nassau Chair Blay Tarnoff
Onondaga Chair Shawn Hannon
Queens Chair Michael Arcati
Schoharie Chair Lora Newell
Staten Island Chair
 Richard Bell
Steuben Chair Peter Olausson
Suffolk Chair Mike McDermott
Tioga Chair Melvin Foster
Westchester Chair Mark Rosen

Temporary County Chairs

Upon the request of any LPNY member residing in a county in which there is no chartered County Organization, the State Committee shall appoint some LPNY member residing in that county to take the position of Temporary County Chairperson. The purpose of such appointment is to secure a contact person around whom a county Organization may be formed. — from the LPNY Bylaws

Chenango County Temporary Chair Clarence LaBarr
Cortland County Temporary Chair
Matthew McIntyre
Franklin County Temporary Chair Mandy Atkinson
Fulton County Temporary Chair 
Brandon Lyon
Madison County Temporary Chair Mark Braiman
Niagara County Temporary Chair
Charlie Flynn
Oneida County Temporary Chair
Craig Miles
Ontario County Temporary Chair
Kari Bittner
Otsego County Temporary Chair Jason Loveland
Saratoga County Temporary Chair Rob Arrigo
St. Lawrence County Temporary Chair Mark Deon
Washington County Temporary Chair
 Dave Boddery
Wayne County Temporary Chair
Jim Dayton
Wyoming County Temporary Chair Jim Wanke

If you wish to be appointed or to nominate someone as temporary county chair for your non-represented county (a non-voting but important position), please contact one of the members of the State Committee. Here is information about starting a new local Libertarian group in NY.

Appointed, non-voting positions

The following are appointed positions by the State Committee. They do not have a vote, except for those that also hold a position as an officer or representative.

Parliamentarian  M Carling
Administrative Director Jim Rosenbeck
Communications Director Andrew Kolstee
Deputy Communications Director Steve Minogue
Press Secretary Vacant
Newsletter Editor Fred Cole
Social Media Coordinator Maura Botsford
Political Director
Rich Purtell
Outreach Director Vacant
Finance Director Anthony Pellegrino