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Voters GuideNew York State Primary 2018

Christopher B. Garvey | New York State Primary 2018

Christopher B. Garvey is running for New York State attorney general - Reform

Christopher B. Garvey

Christopher B. Garvey 

Democratic

BACKGROUND: Garvey, 68, of Amityville, is also running on the Libertarian line for attorney general. Garvey ran for Suffolk County district attorney in 2017 as well as previous offices including governor and Congress. He is a patent attorney and counsel to the state Libertarian Party. He is a Columbia University graduate and sailing instructor.

ISSUES: Garvey said he would focus not so much on the duties of the attorney general to represent state government, but on protecting individuals’ rights: “My priorities would be to prosecute crimes where force, threat of force, or fraud were used against persons or property. That would include such crimes by government officials.” He said his decision-making process is steeped in libertarian principles that “people should be free to do whatever they want, except initiate force, the threat of force or fraud against other people or their property.” His libertarian views include opposition to many gun control measures.