|Libertarian for Governor|
Scott Jeffrey is a 34-year-old software developer and native New Yorker. He grew up in Park Slope, Brooklyn and attended Midwood H.S., a public magnet school in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.
Jeffrey knows first-hand that no politician in Albany gives a damn about our public school students. He remembers grade school art class where materials consisted of colored construction paper, crayons, Elmer's glue and — when students were lucky — popsicle sticks. He remembers history textbooks that were forty years old and gym class with 120 students crammed onto a single basketball court.
Jeffrey graduated from Princeton University, class of 1989, with a Bachelor's Degree in Astrophysics, and moved to the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Jeffrey never forgot his roots and never sold out to corporate America. He refuses to drug test, sacrificing many career goals to free his voice to speak the truth. In 1996, he founded Legalize (www.legalize.com) a 5,000-member organization empowering ordinary Americans to speak out to legalize marijuana.
In 2000, Jeffrey ran for office for the first time, challenging liberal icon Charles Rangel for U.S. Congress. He single-handedly collected 3500 signatures to put himself on the ballot and received 480 votes on Election Day.
Last year, Jeffrey ran for Manhattan Borough President receiving 3052 votes — the most any Libertarian candidate has ever received in Manhattan. He also led a 13,000-signature petition drive to put nine other Libertarian candidates on the ballot. Nearly all were in their 20's and 30's, and collectively they received over 20,000 votes.
This year, Jeffrey is taking the fight for liberty across the Empire State by running for Governor. His goal is to receive the 50,000 votes needed to give the Libertarian Party official status in New York. Please support Jeffrey this November 5th.