"Ben Kallos is a reform Democrat who has been assiduously pressing for campaign finance reform for over a decade. Ben can be credited as the driving force to pass full matching public funds legislation for candidates for NYC elective offices," said Conrad Foa, New York State Committee Member for the 73rd Assembly District, and 30+ year member of the Lexington Democratic Club. "I watched Ben work his way up from Chief of Staff to former NYS Assembly Member Jonathan Bing to a NYC Council Member. I have seen what he can do, and I know what he is capable of doing, so, without reservation, I endorse Ben Kallos for Manhattan Borough President. Ben's record evidences his tireless caring about our community. Ben has successfully fought against inappropriate overdevelopment in our community. There are many, many issues that Ben has stood for, that are important to those of us who live in Manhattan. I know that Ben has already forged the relationships that will enable him to work successfully for us. Manhattanites need Ben Kallos."