ITHACA, N.Y. – Gubernatorial candidate Larry Sharpe will visit Ithaca this the weekend for a town hall. The event, hosted by the Cornell Libertarians, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Goldwin Smith Hall.

Sharpe, along with running-mate Andrew Hollister, will be on the ballot this November on the Libertarian Party line. Sharpe comes to politics from a background in business, including experience as an executive coach and management consultant.

Sharpe’s policy priorities, according to his website, include simplifying the state tax code and cutting business regulations; repealing SAFE Act gun regulations; ending the prosecution of non-violent drug crimes; and increasing energy production through fracking and nuclear energy innovation. He has also proposed significant reforms to education, including a plan to “end traditional education upon completion of the tenth grade,” his policy page says.

Two percent of respondents to a Siena College poll of likely voters indicated support for Sharpe in the last week of September.

Devon Magliozzi

Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at or 607-391-0328.