It’s official: Libertarian candidates will appear on New York ballot

Larry Sharpe wearing grey pinstripe blazer, pale pink open-collared shirt, standing at microphone, smiling and looking toward audience, off-camera at viewer's left (color photo)

Larry Sharpe, the 2018 Libertarian candidate for governor of New York

Larry Sharpe and five other Libertarian Party (LP) candidates from New York will appear on the ballot this November, as the period to challenge their petitions has passed without interruption.

From the press release issued by LP New York on September 5:

Libertarian Party of New York Chairman Jim Rosenbeck announced today that despite two general objections filed by members of the Republican Party to limit voter choice, the time to document those specious objections against Libertarian candidate for governor Larry Sharpe has expired.

Mr. Rosenbeck added, “Now New York voters will have a true choice for governor in November. That choice is Libertarian candidate Larry Sharpe!”

Larry Sharpe continues to campaign across New York with a plan to decentralize Albany politics and bring fundamental change to the corruption-plagued, over-regulated and highly taxed citizens of New York.

The Sharpe campaign recognizes that voters also deserve to hear a debate where all gubernatorial candidates have an opportunity to share their vision for a better New York. Mr. Sharpe calls on Andrew Cuomo and other parties’ nominees to publicly stand on their records and debate all of the candidates who will be on the ballot this November 6.

“Our vision is for individuals, families and local communities to have greater control over how their money is spent,” Rosenbeck added. “That message may sound revolutionary to the two parties who share responsibility for creating an Albany bureaucracy where they divvy up the loot and award political favors. But we believe our message resonates with everyday people from Montauk to Jamestown.”

“I was sure I would be on the ballot in November; there was never any doubt,” said Sharpe. “The Libertarian Party has jumped through the unreasonable hoops the establishment has burdened third parties with for decades. Congratulations to our amazing team for shouldering that burden yet again. I hope to repay them by breaking the establishment death-grip on the real freedom of choice all New Yorkers deserve.”

Libertarian Party of New YorkIf Sharpe draws at least 50,000 votes in November, LP New York will have achieved ballot access for the first time in its history.

Sharpe’s fellow 2018 Libertarian candidates to appear on New York state ballots this November are:

Learn more about Larry Sharpe for governor at

Learn more about the work of LP New York at

Nationwide, approximately 800 Libertarians are running for office to give voters more choice this fall. Learn more about these candidates at