A Libertarian Party activist and New York gubernatorial candidate will discuss politics and state-related issues at Keuka College this weekend.
Larry Sharpe will speak on Saturday, April 13th, from 3-5 p.m. in Room 109 of Hegeman Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Sharpe not only collected enough signatures to get on the ballot for the 2018 election, he garnered enough votes – nearly double the required 50,000 – to secure the Libertarian Party of New York automatic ballot access, something it had been unable to accomplish since its inception in 1971.
He finished fourth in the race, behind Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Republican challenger Marc Molinaro, and Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins.
A former English teacher and retired Marine, the New York City native now runs his own company, the Neo-Sage Group, which trains and coaches professionals in industries including finance, law, technology, media, retail, real estate, luxury, government, and healthcare.
He was also a candidate for the national Libertarian Party’s vice-presidential nomination in 2016, coming in second to former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld.
Sharpe’s lecture is one in a series of talks being organized and sponsored by Keuka College’s Political Science, History, and Pre-Law Club. The student-run club has already hosted Yates County Legislator Tim Cutler and Treasurer Winona “Nonie” Flynn, and has scheduled an appearance by state Assemblyman Phil Palmesano for Tuesday, April 23, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Room 109 of Hegeman Hall.