Santa Monica, CA -- Santa Monica – Malibu Unified School District Board Member Ben Allen received the endorsement today of Beverly Hills City Councilmember Dr. Willie Brien in his campaign for the 26th State Senate District.
“Through this campaign, I have gotten to know Ben Allen. His intellect, deep knowledge of local issues, hard work ethic, and integrity combine to make him the best fit to represent our State Senate District. I also trust that he will be a partner to the City of Beverly Hills and look out for our interests in Sacramento,” said Councilmember Willie Brien, M.D.
“I am honored to have Willie Brien’s endorsement. He has been a dedicated public servant to the City of Beverly Hills and someone who I look forward to working with,” said Ben Allen.
Willie Brien, M.D., a lifelong resident of Beverly Hills, was elected to the Beverly Hills City Council in 2009 and was reelected in 2013. Prior to his election to the City Council, he served on the School Board and the City’s Recreation and Parks Commission.
With his decision to back Allen for the 26th State Senate race, Brien joins a number of other prominent local elected officials including Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse, Santa Monica Mayor Pam O’Connor, West Hollywood Mayor Pro-Tem John Heilman, Hermosa Beach City Councilwoman Nanette Barragan, Redondo Beach City Councilman Bill Brand, and West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran.
Ben Allen placed first among a crowded field in the open primary for the 26th State Senate District, held on June 3, 2014. He will face Sandra Fluke in a November runoff.
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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