New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Rebecca C. Lewis

City and State Carolyn Maloney backs Kallos for Manhattan borough president by Rebecca C. Lewis

Carolyn Maloney backs Kallos for Manhattan borough president

The congresswoman joins a long list of unions that have already endorsed the New York City councilman.

The race for Manhattan borough president is still well over a year away, but New York City Councilman Ben Kallos has already locked up literally dozens of labor union endorsements. And now he has gained the support of arguably the most prominent individual to weigh in on the race so far – Rep. Carolyn Maloney.

Maloney is the first, and so far only, member of Congress to endorse a candidate in the Manhattan borough president’s race. She’s also the first sitting lawmaker to back Kallos’ campaign. “It’s about getting things done, and I’ve been proud to work with Council Member Ben Kallos to deliver for the East Side, which is why I am endorsing him to bring the same results to the entire borough as the next Manhattan Borough President,” Maloney said in a statement provided to City & State.