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Last EditedThomas Walker  Jun 14, 2010 10:45am
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AuthorLilly O’Donnell
News DateMonday, June 14, 2010 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionDodge Landesman ran against Rosie Mendez for City Council last year when he was just 18 and a high school junior, in what New York magazine called “the most creative and elaborate scheme to get out of going to class since Ferris Bueller.” Though the youngest City Council candidate in New York’s history eventually dropped out of the race and endorsed his opponent, Landesman’s political career is still off to an early start.

Landesman, now 19 and a Gramercy resident, is a member of Community Board 6, and currently the city’s youngest serving community board member. Board 6 covers most of the East Side between 14th and 59th Sts.

He got his first taste of politics when he volunteered as Manhattan campaign manager for Senator Mike Gravel, who Landesman refers to as “a good politician from Alaska,” during Gravel’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in the last election.
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