County Libertarian Party To Hold Convention Sunday

Larry Sharpe

FREDONIA — The Chautauqua County Libertarian Party will hold its annual convention on Sunday, April 14, at noon at EBC West, 34 W. Main St., Fredonia.

All are welcome to attend. The convention will feature Larry Sharpe as keynote speaker, as well as the election of officers and other party business. Several candidates seeking the Libertarian Party’s endorsement in town, city, and county offices will also speak to the convention on their candidacies.

“2019 is a big year for the Libertarian Party in New York,” said Andrew Martin Kolstee, chair of the Chautauqua County Libertarian Party. “Last year, our candidate for governor of New York, Larry Sharpe, secured ballot access for the Libertarian Party and now we are a recognized political party in New York state. Our structure will be changing, and we will be able to run candidates with less petitioning requirements, and so we can focus more on campaigning and discussing the issues.”

The party will be electing officers and hosting candidate presentations.

“This year, our candidates will only need certification in this transition year for the party,” said Kolstee. “We are vetting candidates, and are seeking to endorse those who want to advance the principles of the Libertarian Party in our county.”

Sharpe will be the keynote speaker at the convention. He is a Marine veteran, father, husband, entrepreneur, teacher, and business consultant. In 2018, he was the Libertarian nominee for governor of New York. Sharpe will talk about how to continue the momentum built during that run for governor and what’s next for the Libertarian Party in New York. Sharpe is a fierce advocate for constitutional rights.

For more information, contact Kolstee or by 640-2089.