UPPER EAST SIDE — A worker on Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign and a former candidate who challenged the City Council speaker are taking on incumbent Upper East Side Councilman Ben Kallos in this year’s primary race.
Patrick Bobilin and Gwen Goodwin both hope that their advocacy on issues like affordable housing and equality can help them beat out Kallos, who has held the District 5 office covering Yorkville, Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, Roosevelt Island, Sutton Place and East Harlem since 2013.
Both candidates will sit in on a small business forum at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the East 85th Street bar Ryan’s Daughter to take questions from small business owners in the district. Kallos has been invited, but his camp said he would not be participating due to a prior engagement.
Read more about the candidates here.