On July 27, 2009, Dallwyn Merck was elected President of Stonewall Libertarians New York replacing Jeff Grizlo, who served as SLNY President since the chapter was chartered on August 4, 2006. Mr. Merck served as Executive Vice-President of Stonewall Libertarians New York from August 4, 2006 through July 27, 2009 when he assumed the Presidency.
In accepting the position, Dallwyn Merck said:
I am honored to have been elected President of Stonewall Libertarians New York. Jeff Grizlo has done an amazing job as President over these past three years and I have learned a lot having served as his Executive Vice-President. I am ready to hit the ground running and to expand the influence and promote the goals of this fine organization.
Dallwyn Merck also serves as Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Queens County, Secretary of the Objectivist Party of New York, and as a Governing Board member of the Objectivist Party.
Stonewall Libertarians, founded on April 20, 1996, is an independent organization of libertarians who believe in being politically active to promote smaller government, lower taxes and more individual freedom. They exist to reach out to all libertarians who are perceived to deviate from the norms of society and to promote tolerance and equality in the Libertarian Party and in society at large. Stonewall Libertarians seeks to be a catalyst to expand the base of the libertarian movement in the United States by bringing together a vast coalition of those who believe in personal freedom.