On February 22, 2012, Patrick R. Killy was appointed Vice-Chair of Long Island Libertarians, replacing Ronald S. Ramo, who previously served in that capacity.
Long Island Libertarians is a chartered chapter of Empire State Libertarians, founded by Dr. Tom Stevens on July 4, 2010 for the following purposes:
1. to encourage New York State residents who share libertarian ideals and principles to become politically active and to seek out avenues to promote a pro-liberty agenda;
2. to endorse candidates seeking elective office who support smaller government, lower taxes and more individual freedom;
3. to encourage patriotism, respect for our Founder Fathers, and a deep appreciation for the United States Constitution; and
4. to organize and charter chapters of Empire State Libertarians in order to promote local activism.
Commenting on his appointment as Vice-Chair of Long Island Libertarians, Mr. Killy said:
I am honored to have been given this opportunity to serve as Vice-Chair of Long Island Libertarians. Local activism in support of a pro-liberty agenda is essential so our elected officials will respect the individual rights of all Americans and govern within the limits placed upon them by the United States Constitution. It is also important for us to recruit candidates who support smaller government, lower taxes and more individual freedom.
While Long Island Libertarians is active in only 4 of the 62 counties that comprise New York State (i.e. Kings, Queens, Nassau & Suffolk counties), those 4 counties (as of the 2010 census) have a population of 7,568,304, making Long Island the most populated island in any U.S. state or territory. It is also the 17th most populous island in the world, ahead of Ireland, Jamaica and the Japanese island of Hokkaidō. If it were a state, Long Island would rank 13th in population (after Virginia) and first in population density.
All I can say is that we won't run out of work to do in our efforts to promote liberty on Long Island.
You can visit the website of Empire State Libertarians at http://www.lpny.org