In 2018, the Libertarian Party reached the threshold to become an officially recognized party in New York State. The party is led by an Interim State Committee pending party elections in 2020 among enrolled Libertarians.

Interim State Committee

The Interim State Committee was formed in February 2019, and consists of the following:

Chair Jim Rosenbeck
Vice Chair Tony D’Orazio
Vice Chair
Tucker Coburn
Secretary Fred Cole
Lora Newell
Member Michael Arcati
Member Alyce Auman
Member Steve Becker
Member Richard Bell 
Member Millie Dordal
Member Mark Glogowski
Member Todd Haggarty
Member Jim Harris
Member Andrew Hollister
Member Jason Loveland
Member Mike McDermott
Member Steve Minogue
Member Jeff Motta
Member Gary Popkin
Member Mark Potwora
Member Ilya Schwartzburg

Interim County Organization Chairs

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

Albany County Chair Veronica Diver
Cattaraugus County Chair
Luke Wenke
Chautauqua County Chair
Andrew Kolstee
Chemung County
Paul Sechrist
Erie County Chair
Edward Garrett
Niagara County Chair
Charlie Flynn
Onondaga County Chair
Shawn Hannon
Genesee County Chair 
Mark Potwora
Monroe County Chair Kevin Wilson
Nassau County Chair Blay Tarnoff
Ontario County Kari Bittner
Otsego County Chair
Jason Loveland
Queens County
Michael Arcati
Rensselaer County Chair
Phil Vecchio
Saratoga County Chair Rob Arrigo
Suffolk County Chair
Mike McDermott
Tioga County Chair
 Melvin Foster

Contact Contacts

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

Bronx County
Aaron Commey
Broome County
Christopher Olenski
Cayuga County
Justin Burchard
Chenango County
Clarence LaBarr
Columbia County Cody Anderson
Cortland County Matthew McIntyre
Dutchess County Steve Rifenburg
Franklin County
Mandy Atkinson
Fulton County
Brandon Lyon
King County (Brooklyn) Devin Balkind
Madison County
Mark Braiman
New York County (Manhattan)
Ilya Schwartzburg
Oneida County
Craig Miles
Orange County George Kydon
Orleans County
Rob Radenmacker
Putnam County
Jeff Chang
Richmond County (Staten Island)
Rocco Fama
St. Lawrence County 
Mark Deon
Steuben County Peter Olausson
Schenectady County
Fred Cole
Schoharie County Lora Newell
Ulster County
Gary Triestman
Warren County
Nathan Dunn
Washington County
 Dave Boddery
Wayne County
 Jim Dayton
Westchester County Mark Rosen
Wyoming County Jim Wanke

If you wish to be appointed as a county contact, please contact Mark Potwora (, Chair of the Local Affiliate Development Committee.