Santa Monica, CA -- Ben Allen, a two-term elected school board member with the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and candidate for State Senate in the 26th District, will file a finance report this week showing more than $225,000 in the bank less than five weeks into his campaign, making him the key contender in the race to replace Ted Lieu.
"We have everything we need to win," said general consultant Eric Hacopian. "Ben has a large base of support, a great narrative as an education leader, the best endorsements for the local electorate, and the money necessary to get the message out."
Allen has received endorsements from LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Senator Fran Pavley, the West Hollywood-Beverly Hills Democratic Club, and dozens of elected officials from across the district.
Ben Allen is a native of Santa Monica, CA, a two-term school board member with the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, a teacher of education law and policy at UCLA School of Law, a University of California Regent-Emeritus, and an attorney with Richardson & Patel LLP. Allen is a candidate for the California State Senate in the 26th District, which includes Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Westwood, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Rey, Westchester, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Santa Catalina Island, and San Clemente Island. Learn more at http://www.benallenforsenate.com.
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