BY ANDREW KOLSTEE
Libertarian blogger and activist Alex Merced, the Libertarian Party of New York’s candidate for U.S. Senate in 2016, and New York City Comptroller in 2017, has announced his candidacy for Vice Chair of the Libertarian National Committee for 2018.
Announcing on his Facebook page, he introduced himself and discussed his campaign. “Hello, my name is Alex Merced and I am running to be the next Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party,” he said. “I am running to be a pro-active advocate for positive principled messaging, voter outreach, growing party membership, candidate training and helping give membership a greater voice in the LNC by providing a listening ear to independent caucus groups.”
Merced posted a video going into detail into his campaign.
Andrew Martin Kolstee is a writer, genealogist, historian, and political activist. He has been registered as a Libertarian since 2010 and is a member of the Libertarian Party at the national, state, and local levels. He is the Editor of the LPNY Blog, Chair of the Chautauqua County Libertarian Party, and also serves as representative of his county to the Libertarian Party of New York State Committee. In 2017, he was appointed Communications Director for the LPNY and continues to serve in that capacity as well as a member of several committees.