On August 5, 2010, the Governing Board of Empire State Libertarians endorsed Alden Link, who is the Libertarian Party Nominee for Lt. Governor of New York State.
Alden Link received the endorsement of Empire State Libertarians after indicating to the Governing Board his full agreement with the following Candidate Endorsement Statement for Election Year 2010:
If elected, I will take action to bring about smaller, more efficient, government as well as fewer and lower taxes. I intend to work to stimulate the economy and to create jobs by reducing corporate taxation and bureaucratic regulation. I do not believe it is the government's role to bring about social change, to redistribute wealth, or to pass laws criminalizing conduct that causes no direct harm to others. I will do what I can to bolster the value of our currency, to reduce the national debt, to better defend our borders, to keep our military strong, and to protect those individual rights guaranteed to all Americans in the United States Constitution.
Mr. Link also agreed to place the fact of his endorsement by Empire State Libertarians and the Candidate Endorsement Statement on his website. Those references are located at:
Alden Link has also promised to work to:
Make the Lt. Governor's job a part time position for half pay.
Reduce or eliminate non-funded State mandates for local governments.
Stop enforcing marijuana laws and make use and possession legal.
Support all second amendment rights.
Provide equal rights for all people regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation.
Clear jails of non-violent drug offenders.
Make property taxes affordable.
Eliminate State government except for infrastructure: roads, bridges, and police.
Dr. Tom Stevens, Founder of Empire State Libertarians, stated:
Alden Link becomes the first candidate formally endorsed by Empire State Libertarians for Election Year 2010. We are proud to offer him our support and wish him the best of luck in his campaign to be elected Lt. Governor of the State of New York.
Dr. Tom Stevens founded Empire State Libertarians on July 4, 2010.