New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Our Town Tapped In: Notes From the Neighborhood by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth

Tapped In: Notes From the Neighborhood


Cynical pols deliver conventional wisdom that voters don’t care about redistricting, but don’t tell that to New York City Council candidate Benjamin Kallos, reports City & State. The East Side aspirant for Council Member Jessica Lappin’s seat is holding a fundraiser next month featuring Mark Favors, the lead plaintiff in the Favors v. Cuomo lawsuit challenging the state’s method of drawing new districting lines. It’s a natural issue for Kallos, executive director of Bill Samuels’ New Roosevelt Initiative, though he acknowledged it’s anunusual draw for an event with a top ticket price of $1,000. Kallos said he’s trying to run “a substantive campaign about the issues that not only affect the district but the city as a whole.”

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