Tom DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller

"Ben shares many of the concerns I have prioritized in the Comptroller's office, including promoting transparency in the budgeting process and establishing controls to prevent waste and fraud. His commitment to keeping government accountable to the people he represents will bring positive change for the voters in his district and the City as a whole,” said State Comptroller DiNapoli.

Comptroller DiNapoli was elected to the Assembly in 1987 and was appointed the 54th Comptroller of the State of New York in 2007.  He has been a key figure in budget reform in Albany. His life of public service started when he was elected as a trustee of the Mineola Board of Education, becoming the first 18-year old in New York State to hold public office. He’s been making government more accountable and transparent to the people for more than 35 years.