Benjamin Kallos to Run for Upper East Side Council Seat

Benjamin Kallos, an attorney and consultant, said in an interview today that will seek the seat currently held by Councilwoman Jessica Lappin. Councilwoman Lappin is thought to be running for Manhattan Borough President, where the incumbent, Scott Stringer, is expected to run for Mayor.

Should that set of dominoes fall in place, Mr. Kallos said he “absolutely” will campaign for the seat and has already opened a 2013 campaign committee for the endeavor.

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  1. Mr. Transit says:

    Why would an Assemblymember give up a safe seat to run for a term limited seat in the City Council?  More pay? Yes.  Shorter work commute? Yes.  But an Assembly seat can be held for life if one can manage to obey the law.