Hill Krishnan Kicks Off Upper East Side Council Campaign [Video]

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Hill Krishnan

Hill Krishnan, an adjunct professor at New York University, formally kicked off his campaign for Councilwoman Jessica Lappin’s seat last night. Although Ms. Lappin is not term-limited out, she is expected to make a campaign for Manhattan Borough President in 2013, leaving her seat open for aspiring Upper East Side pols.

Mr. Krishnan relied heavily his immigrant experience in his speech.

“Ten years ago I was just like one of those immigrants who came to this country with a single suitcase and a strong hope,” he explained. “For all of the opportunities that New York has given to me, I didn’t know how to say ‘thank you.’ But, I do now. And that is why I stand before you today.”

Mr. Krishnan’s campaign places him on a collision course with attorney and consultant Benjamin Kallos, who has said he will “absolutely” campaign for the district should Ms. Lappin leave it vacant.

Watch Mr. Krishnan’s campaign pitch below:


  1. Sbillclarke says:

    This is what America is about. The land of opportunity. With the GOP constantly disparging the immigrant issue, Mr. Krishnan’s is testament to the great immigrant experience.

  2. Adam Walsh says:

    Hill is an incredible man, and embodies everything you’d want in a public representative.