Dave Narby, SILP Secretary, was elected as one of five Members at Large during the recent LPNY State Convention. Danny Panzella (AD 63), was chosen in a special election to assume the post of State Committee Representative.
STATEN ISLAND, NY, June 3, 2011 – The Staten Island Libertarian Party (SILP) announced that two of its members have been elected to take on additional responsibilities at the state level with the Libertarian Party of New York (LPNY). Founded in 1970, the LPNY has played a crucial role in the creation and growth of today’s largest independent party in the United States.
Dave Narby, SILP Secretary, was elected as one of five Members at Large during the recent LPNY State Convention. He will be involved with a number of special assignments for the state party chairman, Mark Axinn, including community liaison activities, and assisting with the development of emerging chapters in the greater New York City metropolitan area.
Mr. Narby ran a highly respectable grassroots campaign for Assembly District 61 in last year’s midterm elections. He regards his political stance as centrist in nature, and has been a registered independent Libertarian for over a decade.
An investor and entrepreneur, Mr. Narby is well studied in the science of sound-money principles and economic policy. He resides in the Silver Lake community with his wife, Jennifer DeSanctis-Narby.
Another 2010 SILP assembly candidate, Danny Panzella (AD 63), was chosen in a special election to assume the post of State Committee Representative. Mr. Panzella will represent and vote the interests of the Staten Island chapter at the monthly LPNY state committee meetings. Richard Bier previously held the position, and will continue in his role as SILP vice chairman.
A founding member of the Staten Island Tea Party Patriots, Mr. Panzella has since expanded his tea party activism throughout New York City. Along the way he has forged a reputation as a determined and outspoken advocate for government transparency. He works as an independent investigative journalist and publishes his online magazine, Truth Squad TV.
Mr. Panzella lives in Manor Heights with his wife Jo Ann and their newborn son, Xander. They enjoy raising chickens and gardening as a hobby.
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Anthony Librera, 2010 candidate for the 60th Assembly District, was recently quoted on SILive.com regarding the need for third-party alternatives to the failing two-party system.
Change doesn’t come from political parties. Change comes from people’s ideas. The two parties in control had their shot at running the government efficiently and they failed equally miserably. The incompetence among Democrat and Republican Party lines has been fantastic. How can you run a successful operation when you only reach a deadline six times in the last 35 years? Change must come from the people.
Continuing to switch from each of the big parties hasn’t solved anything and it’s naive to believe this time is the exception. Fortunately, Staten Island and Brooklyn have a grassroots movement away from these parties and into a truly representative party for the people, the Libertarian Party. The Libertarian Party is fielding three candidates for State Assembly, Dave Narby in the 61st District, Danny Panzella in the 63rd District, and me, Anthony Librera, in the 60th District. Tom Vendittelli will be challenging Michael McMahon for the congressional seat.
The time for more than just the lesser of two evils is here. There’s a voice for the voiceless this year, and it’s directly from the people. The way the seemingly forgotten founders envisioned America to be, everyone has a say this year.
The approval rate for Congress has been in the doldrums for quite some time. According to a basket of polls, it hasn’t been since March 2005 that more people approved than disapproved of the job they’re doing. It’s no wonder that grassroots organizations and third-party candidates are making a splash.
It’s going to be an exciting 2010 election, and we’re all looking forward to real change.
As written by Dave Narby, 2010 Candidate for State Assembly (61st District), and printed in the Staten Island Advance, June 20, 2010:
Albany’s pension Ponzi scheme is now complete. They have decided to make payments to the state’s pension plan… By borrowing from the plan (“State Plan Makes Fund Both Borrower and Lender,” The New York Times, June 11, 2010). They are praying they can hold it together until the November election.
The state is bankrupt, but what can be done? If I were governor (with emergency powers), I would:
- Slash all expenditures by 25 percent;
- Privatize everything possible;
- Replace state pensions with 401ks;
- Direct all state funds to allocate 10 percent of resources to physical gold and silver;
- Create a task force to uncover state fraud;
- Start a New York State charter bank and return project financing to the people of New York;
- Meet with businesses to uncover job-impeding legislation and strike it;
- Work with public unions to find an alternative to imminent massive layoffs.
And that’s just for starters.
Since I am not governor, but a mere candidate for State Assembly (Libertarian Party, District 61), and since Albany is unlikely to change course until they are forced by a system collapse, I urge New Yorkers to seriously reconsider the elective status quo this November.
To find out more about Dave Narby, go to http://www.statenislandlp.org/2010-candidates/dave-narby.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ed Stehlin, Chairman
Staten Island Libertarian Party
Island Libertarians Announce 2010 Candidates
Media Night Wednesday, June 9th
STATEN ISLAND, NY, June 10, 2010 – The Staten Island Libertarian Party announced that they will be running four candidates in the 2010 elections, covering New York’s 13th Congressional District and three New York State Assembly Districts.
The chapter, officially recognized by the Libertarian Party of New York in April 2010, has already begun reaching out to the community to raise awareness of their candidates and their party’s platform. Richard Bier, the group’s Vice-Chairman, says the party counts the ideals of individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and state’s rights as the cornerstones of their political platform.
For more information, visit the Staten Island Libertarian Party’s web site at www.statenislandlp.org, or email email@example.com.