2006 New York Comptroller Candidates Grid by Gotham Gazette Staff, Nov 06, 2006 Twitter â€˘ COMPTROLLER â€˘ Candidates Alan Hevesi (D) Christopher Callaghan (R) Whoever wins will oversee the state's $140 billion pension fund, and serve as state's fiscal and budgetary watchdog. What You Already Know: Has been charged with illegally using taxpayer money to hire a chauffeur for his ailing wife. Wears a bowtie. Campaign Finance: Would create a system similar to the city's Opposes contribution limits and public campaign financing Pensions: "Privatization" plan is too risky for employees. Change to a cheaper, 401 (k) style plan for new employees. Public Authorities: Would give comptroller authority to review authority contracts Would dissolve irresponsible authorities Should Effort be Made to Invest Pensions in a Socially Responsible Way? Yes, as long as it is still a good investment No, returns should be the only consideration. Should there be an independent budget office in Albany? Yes No Click here to read more about this race. Â Tweet Editor's Choice Everything Dot NYC Council 2.0: Rules Reform Outlines Next Steps in Open Data Overdue & Over Budget, Capital Projects Roll On Comments Comment(s) The comments section is provided as a free service to our readers. Gotham Gazette's editors reserve the right to delete any comments. Some reasons why comments might get deleted: inappropriate or offensive content, off-topic remarks or spam.