Santa Monica, CA -- Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board Member Ben Allen has earned the endorsements of Beverly Hills School Board Members Steven Fenton, Brian Goldberg, Noah Margo, and A.J. Willmer.
“Ben is not only a champion of public education but as a fellow local school board member, he understands the difficulties faced by local schools at the ground level. When local school districts faced massive cuts from Sacramento, Ben stood out as a leader among local school board members in finding creative ways to salvage funding,” said Brian Goldberg, Vice Chair of the Beverly Hills School Board. “When it comes to protecting public education funding and serving the needs of students, parents, and teachers, Ben Allen is the best choice for the State Senate,” Goldberg added.
Ben Allen currently serves as a Board Member on the Santa Monica and Malibu Unified School District. He is also on the Los Angeles County Commission on School District Organization, where he serves alongside A.J. Willmer. Prior to his election to the board in 2008, he served on the Board of Regents of University of California and was an outspoken advocate of protecting access to higher education.
“As a product of our local public school system, I will always stand up for public education in the California State Senate. I’m proud to have the endorsements of my fellow school board members from Beverly Hills. I’m actually familiar with the district as my mom taught at Beverly Hills High School for over 35 years,” said Ben Allen.
The 26th State Senate District consists of 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.
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