Governor

Larry Sharpe

Larry Sharpe/Andrew Hollister (Libertarian)

Andrew C. Hollister is this candidate's running mate.
A note about the candidate:

The candidate completed NYFRF's 2018 candidate questionnaire.

Larry Sharpe:

Candidate's Website: https://www.larrysharpe.com/

Larry Sharpe:

The candidate states: "The New York DREAM Act makes in-state tuition prices available for those undocumented students who would otherwise qualify. If the only reason they do not qualify for in-state tuition is their immigration status, they should be allowed to pay the in-state price for higher education. They are residents of this state and they or their parents/guardians are paying taxes to the state of New York. As such, denying them the privilege to pay in-state tuition is unwarranted as they pay the taxes that are used to afford that privilege. If the language of the act were to change to allow non-residents to pay in-state tuition, I would oppose this legislation."

Larry Sharpe:

The candidate states: "I want the property tax law amended so that ALL property tax increases must receive a 60% approval by referendum, not just school districts. The emergency provision must be stricken from the law as this provision has been abused time and time again by local districts, municipalities, and counties. Once these changes are made, I will be in favor of making this law permanent."

Larry Sharpe:

The candidate states: "GENDA just puts gender identity and gender expression on the same level as all other protected classes, without exact parity with other protected classes. It does not actually have the desired effect of taking transgender people out of a 3rd class and putting them up in 2nd class. I don't think anybody deserves to be treated as a 2nd class citizen much less a 3rd class. In a day and age where unborn children are treated as 'pregnancy material,' where government has adopted a confused and misleading legal definition of marriage, and where many individuals no longer understand the meaning of the words 'male' and 'female,' this Long Island court (as well as the New York Court of Appeals, whose decision forms the basis for this sad outcome) has sown confusion about the meaning of the word 'parent.' In reality, a child’s parents are either (a) the man and the woman whose genetic union brought that child into this world; and/or (b) a person who adopts a child whose parents are unavailable to care for that child and have relinquished their parental rights. No child has three parents, and no person who lacks a biological or adoptive relationship with a child should be empowered to sue for custody. As to the bathroom question, anyone taking a picture of or observing another person without their permission is already committing a crime."

Larry Sharpe:

Support

The candidate states: "Upstate New York is built on two valuable energy resources, the Marcellus and Utica shale deposits. In 2014, Governor Cuomo virtually boxed up New York fracking energy policy by banning the process. This was against the wishes of counties and municipalities already interested in developing new energy technologies. He also stonewalled new natural gas pipelines by refusing to issue permits for them, despite zero justification for doing so. As with the ban, this action was also against the recommendation his own NY Public Service Commission appointees. [I am] prepared to reverse these standards and policies to promote greater energy supply which, in turn, will help stabilize and lower costs. These measures include: 1) Allowing individual counties and municipalities the opportunity to choose whether or not to allow fracking, as well as creating the necessary zoning laws associated with such choices. As governor, [I] will provide an 18 to 24 month timeline for lifting the fracking moratorium altogether. 2) Energy projects meeting current environmental laws and those that already have the approval of other state and federal agencies will not be vetoed... Companies must have confidence that our procedures and laws will not be overruled by corrupt officials only looking out for their own personal gains."

Larry Sharpe:

The candidate states: "I have a specific proposal for reducing, not eliminating, monetary bail for low level non-violent offenders. My proposal allows bail to continue provided NY State mandate that a minimum of 4 methods of payment are used and one of those methods is a credit/debit card pin transaction. Current law requires a minimum of 2 methods. Many people have the amount necessary to post bail but do not have it in cash on their person. Our current cash bail system requires them to contact someone and bring the cash to them to post bail. This can leave them in the county jail for days waiting for a bank to open. A pin transaction requirement reduces fraud in the system while allowing offenders to post bond quickly. For those who are unable to post bond, low level non-violent offenders would be put under house arrest with a GPS enabled ankle bracelet. This allows them to return to work, be with family, and go to medical/legal appointments while saving the taxpayers money. These non-violent offenders will largely be charged with misdemeanors but they could also be charged with low level non-violent felonies or numerous misdemeanors equivalent to a felony conviction. We use the term 'low level non-violent offenders' specifically to cover these situations as well."

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