Ben Allen Endorsed by LA County Young Democrats

Santa Monica, CA -- Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board Member Ben Allen has earned the endorsement of the Los Angeles County Young Democratic Club (LACYD) in his bid for California’s 26th State Senate District.

“I am deeply honored and humbled by this endorsement," said Allen. "I’ve been focused on critical economic issues such as helping create good paying jobs, making sure high-quality education remains accessible to all, and working to make sure that higher education remains a gateway to the middle class. These are issues that young people care about and I will make sure their voices are represented in the State Senate.”

LACYD is the largest Democratic club in California. Considered legendary and highly influential, it was originally founded in the 1960’s by Congressman Henry Waxman, former Congressman Howard Berman, and former City Controller Rick Tuttle.

"Ben was the obvious choice for our members," said LACYD President Daniel Lopez. "Not only does he demonstrate a clear passion for the issues that our members care about, he also has the experience, vision, and drive that actually inspires young voters to participate in the political process."

This endorsement follows on the heels of other important Democratic club endorsements for Allen including the Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains, the Los Angeles Chapter of Democrats for Israel, and the West Hollywood-Beverly Hills Democratic Club.


Ben Allen is a native of Santa Monica, CA, a two-term school board member with the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, a professor 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 the cities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, El Segundo, Avalon, Lomita, Torrance, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, and Beverly Hills; the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Rey, Westchester, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Westwood, Westwood Village, Bel Air, Holmby Hills, Little Holmby, Sunset Hills, Beverly Grove, Mar Vista, Mid City West, Miracle Mile, Larchmont Village, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Fairfax, Carthay, Fremont Place, Hancock Park, and Windsor Square; and the unincorporated Los Angeles County communities of Marina Del Rey, San Clemente Island, Santa Catalina Island, Franklin, Centinela, and Ocean View. Learn more at

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