Warren Redlich

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Warren Redlich
Personal details
Born (1966-03-08) March 8, 1966 (age 53)
Syosset, New York, U.S.
Political partyLibertarian
Spouse(s)
Heather J. Blum (m. 1995)
Children2

Warren Redlich (born March 8, 1966) was born in Syosset, New York and is a lawyer and former politician. He earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Mathematical Economic Analysis from Rice University in 1988, a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Stanford University in 1992, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Albany Law School in 1994. He was the Libertarian Party candidate in the New York gubernatorial election, 2010.[1]

Political activity[edit]

During his gubernatorial campaign, Redlich coordinated some of his events with Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins.[2][3][4] He has served on the Guilderland town board since 2007 as a Republican.[5]

Redlich ran as the Republicans' nominee against Congressman Michael McNulty for the seat representing New York's 21st congressional district in 2004 and 2006. He lost the 2004 race by a 71%-29% vote[6], and lost in 2006 by a 78%-22% margin.[7]

Redlich was a candidate in 2010 for New York Governor for the nominations of both the Republican Party and Libertarian Party. Redlich defeated Sam Sloan for the Libertarian nomination, 27-17, at the party convention. Redlich also attended the New York Republican Convention but received no votes there, and subsequently failed to muster any support for a petition drive.[8] In the general election, Redlich finished in fourth place with 48,359 votes (1.05%).[9]

Redlich has been accused of cybersquatting.[10] He purchases domain names related to his political opponents[11] and others[12] and posts websites about them such as the now-defunct christineodonnell08.com site, primarily as a means of revenue.[13] He has heavily advertised on the Internet during his gubernatorial campaign.

In October 2010, Redlich claimed Roger Stone, the campaign manager for Kristin M. Davis, encouraged an outside group to circulate flyers labeling Redlich a "sexual predator" and a "sick twisted pervert," citing that Miley Cyrus blog post as a source, and encouraging people to "call the police" if they encountered him.[14] Redlich later sued Stone for defamation over the flyer's allegations and sought damages of $20,000,000. However, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Stone in December 2017. While the jury found the flyers defamatory, they found that Redlich failed to prove Stone was involved in producing or distributing them.[15]

Political positions[edit]

Redlich's most prominent political position is expressed in his motto, "stop wasting money." He proposes placing a salary cap on all state workers limiting them to a salary of $100,000 or less, with those making over $100,000 having their salary cut at the first opportunity, while still protecting existing union contracts.[16] He supports same-sex marriage, prosecution of corrupt public officials, ending corporate welfare,[17] the elimination of some state agencies, and referendum approval of pay increases for legislators. He opposes a constitutional convention, calling it a distraction. He proposes limiting local governments to five sources of revenue.[18] He supports the construction of the proposed Muslim community center two blocks from the World Trade Center site.[19] He supports reforming driving under the influence laws[20] and supports ending the War on Drugs.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "General Election Results". New York State Board of Elections. December 13, 2010. Retrieved December 14, 2010.
  2. ^ "Capitol Report – Green & Libertarian candidates want to debate : News". CNYcentral.com. 2010-09-30. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
  3. ^ "Redlich, Hawkins Talk Debate | Politics on the Hudson". Polhudson.lohudblogs.com. 2010-10-15. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
  4. ^ "(Some) Gubernatorial Candidates Agree To Second Debate - WBEN NewsRadio 930 : Buffalo & Niagara Falls, NY". Wben.com. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
  5. ^ Town of Guilderland government website page on Town Board. Accessed October 12, 2010.
  6. ^ http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2004/pages/results/states/NY/H/21/
  7. ^ CNN website Election 2006 page. Accessed October 12, 2010.
  8. ^ "Times Union - Albany NY". Albarchive.merlinone.net. 2010-06-09. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
  9. ^ "General Election Results". New York State Board of Elections. December 13, 2010. Retrieved December 14, 2010.
  10. ^ "Domain Names, Cybersquatting, Politics and the Law - YOUmoz". SEOmoz. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
  11. ^ Lawyer, Albany (2009-03-05). "Ken Runion, Domain Names, Cybersquatting, and the Law - Albany Lawyer". Albany-lawyer.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
  12. ^ "The Other 'Christine O'Donnell for U.S. Senate' Website - Chris Good - Politics". The Atlantic. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
  13. ^ Orden, Erica (2010-10-15). "Candidates Crowd Stage". The Wall Street Journal.
  14. ^ Vielkind, Jimmy (2010-10-29). Stone: I pushed for Redlich mailer Archived 2010-11-02 at the Wayback Machine. Albany Times-Union. Retrieved 2010-11-01.
  15. ^ http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/roger-stone-wins-lawsuit-and-is-cleared-of-defamation-charges/article/2643717
  16. ^ "Times Union - Albany NY". Albarchive.merlinone.net. 2010-02-02. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
  17. ^ "1 – Eliminate Waste « NY: Stop Wasting Money". Wredlich.com. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
  18. ^ "Governor - Libertarian Party Primary - Albany Voter Guide". Thevoterguide.org. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
  19. ^ "Times Union - Albany NY". Albarchive.merlinone.net. 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
  20. ^ "DWAI Controversy - WRGB Channel 6 News". Cbs6albany.com. 2009-05-07. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
  21. ^ "Campaign to end the War on Drugs". Repeal.net. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
Party political offices
Preceded by
John Clifton
Libertarian nominee for Governor of New York
2010
Succeeded by
Michael McDermott