Santa Monica, CA -- Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board Member Ben Allen has earned the endorsement of Beverly Hills Weekly, a leading newspaper in Senate District 26, in his bid to represent the District in the California State Senate.
Beverly Hills Weekly cited Allen's strong track record for getting the job done as a local official and his deep local roots as the reason why Allen is the best choice for State Senate:
"Ben Allen is an attorney and a twice-elected Santa-Monica-Malibu Board of Education member. He has much stronger local connections than challenger Sandra Fluke, having been raised and having attended public school in the district. While Fluke is a nationally known figure on women’s rights issues, it is Ben who has paid his dues locally (his mother Elena Allen was also a long-time Spanish teacher at Beverly High). Idealistic and confident, Ben is endorsed by Henry Waxman, Zev Yaroslavsky, Beverly Hills Mayor Lilli Bosse and many others we know and respect. Ben Allen is the better candidate for State Senate."
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"I am honored to receive the endorsement of the locally recognized and well-respected Beverly Hills Weekly which is a testament to my deep roots and to my commitment over the years as a well-experienced public servant who is responsive to the needs of my community. I am determined to continue to work even harder forWeekly readers and all residents of District 26 in the State Senate," said Ben Allen.
Beverly Hills Weekly joins the Los Angeles Daily News, Daily Breeze, and Los Angeles Register in endorsing Ben 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. He has earned the endorsements of some of the region's most popular and respected leaders, including former U.S. Representatives Anthony Beilenson, Howard Berman and Mel Levine; Los Angeles County Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Don Knabe; former Los Angeles County Supervisor Ed Edelman; State Senators Fran Pavley and Jerry Hill; former State Senators Tom Hayden and Alan Sieroty; Assemblymembers Richard Bloom, Steven Bradford, Ian Calderon, Isadore Hall, III, and Adrin Nazarian; former Assemblymembers Terry Friedman, Warren Furutani, Richard Katz, Tony Mendoza, and George Nakano; Los Angeles City Councilmembers Paul Koretz, Paul Krekorian, and Tom Labonge; and environmental organizations Sierra Club California and California League of Conservation Voters. For the full list of Ben Allen's endorsements, please click here.
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 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.