Santa Monica, CA -- Santa Monica - Malibu Unified School District Board Member Ben Allen has earned the endorsement of the California League of Conservation Voters (CLVC), the state’s largest environmental political organization.
David Allgood, CLCV’s Political Director, said upon announcing the endorsement, “Our endorsement of Ben Allen recognizes his leadership, vision and commitment to environmental progress. He will bring broad experience and nuanced technical understanding to taking meaningful action against climate change, habitat degradation, and the host of other environmental issues facing our state. We look forward to partnering with him in the halls of the State Senate to defend California's environment."
"The CLCV is at the forefront of this state’s environmental movement,” said Ben Allen, “and their groundbreaking advocacy on behalf of our state has courageously led the way forward towards a sustainable future for California since long before environmentalism became a Californian pride. I’m both honored and humbled to accept this endorsement; I look forward to working innovatively with the CLCV to preserve our district’s remaining wild places, confront our state’s water crisis, and further re-energize public transportation.”
Ben Allen has a long record of proactive environmental leadership. As a Regent of the University of California system, Ben was instrumental in passing a landmark green building initiative which has made new UC facilities some of the most sustainable in the nation. As a School Board member, Allen shepherded through an environmental facilities bond which has helped to replace dilapidated structures with cutting-edge environmental buildings while creating high-paying local jobs.
Ben Allen enjoys broad support from California’s environmental community, including the endorsement of State Senator Fran Pavley, author of California’s landmark carbon cap-and-trade law, Michael Feinstein, Green Party co-founder, R.L. Miller, Chair of California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus, Todd Flora, Board of Directors of Heal the Bay, and many more. A full list of endorsements may be found on the campaign’s website.
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.
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