Kallos in 2015
|Member of the New York City Council from the 5th District|
|Assumed office |
January 1, 2014
|Preceded by||Jessica Lappin|
|Born||February 5, 1981|
|Alma mater||University at Albany (B.A.)|
University at Buffalo (J.D.)
Benjamin Kallos (born February 5, 1981) is the Council member for the 5th District of the New York City Council. He is a Democrat. The district includes East Harlem, Midtown, Murray Hill, Roosevelt Island and the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Life and career
A graduate of SUNY Buffalo School of Law, he has served as a Manhattan Community Board Public Member, and Statewide Coordination Committee Chair for the New York Democratic Lawyers Council. He was also Chief of Staff for New York State Assemblyman Jonathan Bing, Director of Policy for former New York City Public Advocate Mark J. Green, and Executive Director of New Roosevelt.
New York City Council
On September 10, 2013, he defeated Micah Kellner in the New York City Council election primaries, with 46% of the vote to Kellner's 39% and Ed Hartzog’s 15%. As the Democratic candidate for the 5th New York City Council District, representing Manhattan's Upper East Side in the 2013 general election, he won the general election on November 5, 2013 and assumed office on January 1, 2014.
On November 5, 2017, Kallos won reelection to another term with 81% of the vote. 
|2013 Primary election||Ben Kallos||Dem||7,513||45.92%||Michah Kellner||Dem||6,420||39.24%||Ed Hartzog||Dem||2,429||14.85%|
|2013 General election||Ben Kallos||Dem||18,135||57.06%||David Paul Garland||Rep||10,518||33.09%||Michah Kellner||WFP||3,118||9.81%|
|2017 Primary election||Ben Kallos||Dem||7,156||75%||Gwen Goodwin||Dem||1,411||15%||Patrick Bobilin||Dem||947||10%|
|2017 General election||Ben Kallos||Dem||22,514||81%||Frank Splotorno||Rep||5,419||19%|
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