The Libertarian Party of Queens County endorsed Liz Berney for Congress at a Nominating Convention held on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. on the second floor of McDonald's located at 203-11 Northern Blvd., Flushing, New York 11361. 42 dues paying members of the Libertarian Party of Queens County were in attendance.
Liz Berney and James Milano, two candidates who are also seeking the nomination of the Republican Party for Congress from the 5th Congressional District in New York, were both in attendance at the LPQC Nominating Convention seeking the nomination of the Libertarian Party. Both candidates addressed the voting delegates and took questions.
Liz Berney received 24 votes (68.6% of the vote), James Milano got 8 votes (22.8% of the vote) and 3 people abstained (8.6% of the vote). N.O.T.A. (None Of The Above) was not an option given to the delegates.
On Thursday, July 1, 2010, the Nassau County Libertarian Party also endorsed Liz Berney for Congress. The 5th C.D. is located in both Queens and Nassau Counties. The Bylaws of the Libertarian Party of New York addresses the issue of the requirements for an endorsement in such a situation in Article VIII, Section D, which reads in part:
Where the geographic boundaries of a public office other than statewide or New York City-wide cross into counties where there are more than one County Organization in existence, then endorsements shall be made by each and all affected County Organizations, each making such endorsement according to its own By-Laws and rules of order.
Liz Berney will now petition to get on the ballot as the Libertarian Party's candidate for Congress from the 5th C.D. and will presumably be running against James Milano in the Republican Primary for that office.
You can read more about Liz Berney at her website located at: http://www.lizberneyforcongress.com/