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Warren Redlich of NEW YORK

Updated on April 1, 2012

NY's Next Governor?

Will Warren Redlich be New York's next Governor? No, I do not think so. But with that said, I believe that he and Howie Hawkins are fighting impressive battles.

Though Warren is on a small, independent line (Libertarian) he is a candidate with an actual plan to cut unnecessary spending significantly, and to bring real and lasting jobs to New York. I am not going to lay out his entire platform in this blog, so I invite you to visit his website ( Warren is a fighter and is not afraid to stand up to bureaucracy, something N.Y. needs. Don't get me wrong, I believe that Carl Paladino will do the same. One thing that I am certain that Warren will accomplish, is giving the Libertarian Party a line in New York State. I was impressed by his interview on the Jim Rieth Show on 570 WSYR in Syracuse.

Warren Redlich is a Husband, a Father, an entrepreneur, and a trustee on the Guilderland Town Board, in Albany County. His plan to cap N.Y. salaries at $100,000.00 per year would eliminate over $2 billion dollars from our annual budget.Yes BILLIONS of dollars would be saved! Ask yourself one question- does the Director of The N.Y. State Public Library System really need to make almost $700,000.00 each year? Did you know that approximately 100,000 N.Y. State employees make well over $100,000.00 per year?

Warren is one of the few candidates for Governor that I have not met,(I must correct that, because tonight I met Warren) but he has contacted me personally. I must say that I have enjoyed conversing with him.

We, in N.Y. State have to revamp our entire set of fiscal practices and policies if we are to survive! Please do your research and vote this November!

AFTER Election Day Aftermath-

Warren did not get the 50,000 votes that he needed to give the Libertarian Party a line in our state. I believe that the baseless attacks against character that painted him as a sexual predator hurt him badly.

Howie Hawkins did however get enough votes to give The Green Party back their line.

It was a pleasure to write about all of the candidates!


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      CooperScape 7 years ago from Albany, NY

      The inflated salaries of some NYS top officials is appalling and should anger taxpayers enough to do something about it. I live in Guilderland and after reading your Hub, I'll be sure to read up on Warren Redlich before deciding who to vote for on Election Day.

      It would be wonderful if our taxes could be lowered.

      I like Paladino and Cuomo, but am turned off by the mudslinging from the Paladino and Cuomo camps.

      I thought we were going to see some real progress with Spitzer. What a tragic disappointment. Whoever gets in, let's make sure they keep him at home around Valentine's Day. I was enraged with the amount of time and money that was wasted following Spitzer's sexual escapade. There are more important economic and social issues that our taxpayers' money should be spent on.

      I'll be following you, MikeSyrSutton. I've started following politics again and enjoy reading political commentaries. I was always tied up with work and never had enough time. Keep writing and reaching out to people so that they understand what's going on. Enlightening Hub.

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      MikeSyrSutton 7 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Well almost $700,000.00. But I agree with you that it should be a crime! We have to pay more for clothes, cars, and gasoline because of this type of tyrannical overspending. Andrew Cuomo will make things worse, I fear!

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      Stuart 7 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      the director of the NY state public library system makes over $700,000 per year? This is a crime, no doubt!

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      MikeSyrSutton 7 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      It is great to see that there is so much passion about trying to straighten out N.Y.S.! Warren asked me to write about him and it was a pleasure to. Thank you for all of your comments!

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      Steven Jackson 7 years ago

      As a resident of Olean, and now a college student at the University at Buffalo, I had to place my vote via Absentee Ballot.

      This is my first election ever (I didn't apply in time for the Primary Absentee Ballot), and I was very glad to make my first vote in my life go to Warren Redlich. True common sense- no dynastic rule from a Democrat and no wingnut as a Republican. Warren is just a true, honest guy who deserves the office!

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      Kari B 7 years ago

      I just discovered Warren Redlich THIS PAST WEEK. Prior to learning about him, I was so disappointed with the two main choices that I was completely uninterested in the race for Governor of NY. One of my biggest pet peeves over the past years has been the carelessness that so many levels of government seem to show with the pay I give them. I would like my government to be as careful and precise with the tax money I give them for their Government financial houses as I am with with the allocation of the money I have left over after taxes are extracted to run my own personal household. I was FULLY and IMMEDIATELY impressed with Redlich's primary focus on spending and specific and meaningful examples of ways to cut waste. While the two major parties continue to wallow in mud slinging I have walked away from both of them. I will no longer WASTE my vote on someone I don't trust just to try to prevent someone else I trust even less from winning. I will vote on the BEST choice...and this year, that BEST CHOICE is WARREN REDLICH by a long shot!

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      Bunnie 7 years ago

      The only way a vote is "wasted" is when your vote is based solely on the letter that appears next to the candidates name. If more people realized you should be voting principles NOT parties, we may be a much better off Nation right now!!!!!

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      karnerbutterfly 7 years ago

      There is NO WAY any 'public servant' should be making over 1/2 MILLION dollars a year - I don't care WHAT he's in charge of! If the position is such that you need someone paid that much to get the job done correctly, perhaps the whole agency needs to be privatized and let the free market decide. To pay someone that much on MY dime is usury, pure and simple.

      Thank you, Warren, for standing up for all of us!

      And a big thank you to the writer of this article for bringing this to a wider audience!

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      junebug  7 years ago

      Redlich For the Win!

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      James 7 years ago

      If the citizenry of New York would simply use their heads and focus on which candidate would make our state a better place to live, work and raise children, Redlich wins hands down.The Democrats and Republicans have made a mess of our once-great state. It's time to stop doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result.

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      Warren Redlich 7 years ago

      Thanks for your kind words. Just a quick note:

      1. The caps on bureaucrat pay and pensions will save nearly $3 billion.

      2. 110,000 bureaucrats make $100K+, that we know of. I know there are agencies that are not included in the database.


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      FanoftheLP 7 years ago

      This article gives a friendly plug to Carl Paladino, which I disagree with. Thankfully, the main focus is on Warren's campaign.

      I thank the writer for a good overview of some of Warren's platform, and for bringing Warren Redlich and the Libertarian Party to the minds of his readers