Wall Street Journal NYC Initiatives Seek to Curb Campaign Contributions and Board Term Limits by Katie Honon
But others see an opportunity for reform at every level if the provisions pass.
City Councilman Ben Kallos, a Democrat who represents the Upper East Side of Manhattan, has pushed for campaign-finance reform since he ran for office in 2013.
“I really think that the system has too much big money into it,” he said. He hopes the changes will increase participation, particularly with first-time candidates.
“It is not humanly possible for someone to run for mayor on small dollars,” he said. “And with this change, it is.”