Dodge Landesman, who serves as State Representative of the Manhattan Libertarian Party on the State Committee of the Libertarian Party of New York, announced on his Facebook Page on June 27, 2009 that he supports Republican Alex Zablocki for Public Advocate instead of Jim Lesczynski, who was nominated as the Libertarian Party's candidate for Public Advocate at the New York City Libertarian Party Nominating Convention held on May 11, 2009. Just before the endorsement, Alex Zablocki told Dodge Landesman that if elected, he is considering the formation of a Bi-Partisan Youth Commission to which he intends to appoint Dodge as head.
Mr. Landesman, who is a registered Democrat, is currently seeking the nomination of the Democratic Party to run for City Council from the 2nd Councilmanic District in Manhattan. He did not comment on why he was not going to back the Democratic Party's candidate for Public Advocate although he did suggest to the Libertarians before their Nominating Convention that they consider endorsing Democrat Norman Siegel for Public Advocate. Mr. Siegel did not seek the endorsement of the Libertarian Party for Public Advocate but Republican Alex Zablocki did seek the LP nomination but lost it to Jim Lesczynski.