Beverly Hills Unified School District Board Member Howard Goldstein Endorses Ben Allen

Santa Monica, CA -- In his bid to represent California's Senate District 26, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board Member Ben Allen has earned the endorsement of Beverly Hills Unified School District Board Member Howard Goldstein.

“As the former President and a current board Member of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board, Ben Allen has demonstrated his immense commitment to education policy.  Ben has expanded the opportunities for high-quality education that our children can receive.  He has experienced firsthand what works and what doesn't, and he wants to further improve our children's education to prepare them to be our future leaders.  I know that Ben is capable of doing all that and more, which is why I fully support him to be our next State Senator," said Board Member Goldstein.   

“I am proud to have the endorsement of a long-time advocate for quality education and am looking forward to fostering a relationship with Howard to improve the quality of education in our schools and give our children the start they need to succeed in life.  California can only benefit as more children have increased access to the kind of education that I am fighting for.  I am proud that Howard shares my vision and supports me,” said supports my candidacy for State Senator," said Ben Allen.  

Board Member Goldstein has always been committed to serving the community of Beverly Hills.  His interest was sparked after he attended Beverly Vista, a kindergarten through 8th grade elementary school, in the heart of Beverly Hills.  Goldstein has been an integral partner in areas of education that make a big impact within schools including student curriculum, budgeting, and school safety.  He also earned the National Congress of Parents and Teachers Life Achievement Award for his commitment to going above and beyond for the children in his school district.  

Goldstein joins a growing number of other elected Beverly Hills officials who are supporting Allen, the only candidate who grew up in the District and who has represented Californians as a public servant at the state and local levels.  These endorsers include Mayor Lili Bosse, former Mayor Vicki Reynolds, former Mayor Steve Webb, President of the Beverly Hills Unified School District President Noah Margo, Beverly Hills Unified School District President Steve Fenton,  Beverly Hills Unified School District Vice President Brian Goldberg, Beverly Hills Unified School District Board Member AJ Willmer, and Beverly Hills City Councilmembers Dr. Willie Brien & Dr. Julian Gold.  For the full list of Ben Allen's endorsements, please visit

Ben Allen placed first among a crowded field in the open primary for the 26th State Senate District, held on June 3, 2014.

The 26th State Senate District consists of the cities of Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, El Segundo, Avalon, Lomita, 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.