Santa Monica, CA -- Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School Board Member Ben Allen has earned the endorsement of Assemblyman Steven Bradford, after his first place victory in the June Primary.
"With over 17 years as an elected public official, I have a solid understanding of what it takes to be a successful legislator. I know with certainty that Ben possesses the ability to find reasonable solutions to our issues, including working to make higher education accessible to all and continuing his work as a friend of our environment. I have every confidence that Ben Allen will be an effective leader in the State Senate," said Assemblymember Steven Bradford.
"Assemblyman Steven Bradford has been a leader in initiating legislation on public safety and criminal justice reform,” said Ben Allen, "I am honored to receive his endorsements and I hope to continue his legacy in Sacramento.”
Steven Bradford currently represents the 62nd Assembly District, a significant portion of which covers the 26th State Senate District including El Segundo, Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Rey, Venice, and Westchester. Bradford was first elected to the California State Assembly in 2009 in a special election, winning reelection handily in 2012 and 2014. Prior to his election to the California State Assembly, Bradford served on the Gardena City Council, where he was the first African American elected to that body. Assemblyman Bradford also serves as an officer of the California Legislative Black Caucus.
Assemblymember Steven Bradford joins a number of state and local elected officials who are backing Ben Allen for State Senate, including State Senators Fran Pavley, Tom Hayden and Alan Sieroty, Assemblymembers Richard Katz and Terry Friedman, Santa Monica Mayor Pam O’Connor, Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse, West Hollywood Mayor Pro Temp. John Heilman, and Hermosa Beach City Councilwoman Nanette Barragan.
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