April 12-14, 2002
The night before the nominating convention, the Libertarians met up at the
local watering hole for cold beer and heated discussion. The gubernatorial
candidates made the rounds in their final bids for support.
Retiring State Chair, Richard Cooper, and Monroe County Chair, Steve Healey,
kicked off the convention. Scott Jeffrey and his opponents delivered their
nomination speeches and the voting began. Jeffrey won in the second round
with 26 out of 37 votes, just squeeking over the two-thirds hurdle.
Jay Greco won the nomination for lieutenent governor, Dan Conti was picked
for attorney general, and James Eisert was selected for controller.
Jeffrey congratulates his running-mates and is thrilled to lead up such
a talented team.
A number of talented speakers addressed the convention on a variety of
pro-liberty topics. Scott Jeffrey joined a panel discussion on how to most
effectively present an anti-drug war message to the general public.
Dr. Jennifer Daniels
Last year, Libertarian Jennifer Daniels ran for mayor of Syracuse, receiving
8% of the vote. Dr. Daniels shared her experiences, providing valuable
advice on how to run a successful campaign.
Scott Jeffrey delivered a powerful acceptance speech that evening to the
convention. "I am running for governor with one overriding goal," he
declared, "to empower youth by providing our generation a voice in
Sunday, after the convention had ended, the Libertarians took a tour of the
Eastman house. Jeffrey contemplated the symbolism of the stuffed elephant
head that dominated the main parlor. Perhaps this was a good omen for his