Larry Sharpe, a Libertarian candidate for New York state governor held a small social at Ontario Beach.

An American business consultant was in Rochester Sunday night asking for your support.

Larry Sharpe, a Libertarian candidate for New York state governor held a small social at Ontario Beach Sunday night.

Sharpe announced his candidacy last July.

Sharpe told News10NBC, "if you want the same of what we've had for the past 10 years, with over a million New Yorkers fleeing the state. With youth flight, with nothing but stagnation. If you like that, both options are there for you.....That's who I am."

He says if he becomes governor he hopes to eliminates New York state tax income and unnecessary licensing.

Sharpe's running mate, Andrew Hollister is a native Rochesterian.

"New York state has been my home. Rochester has been my home my whole life. This is where my family is. This is where I want my children to grow. Right now New York is not conducive to raising a family," explained Hollister.

Sharpe says the first thing he would do as governor is remove unfunded mandates.

He says local governments should have more control over how they spend their money.

He hopes to minimize the orders from Albany and Washington placed on counties across the state.