Santa Monica, CA -- Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School Board Member Ben Allen has earned the endorsement of Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, in his candidacy for the 26th Senate District.
“In the California State Senate, Ben Allen will be a champion for battling runaway film and television production. He will also be a fiscal watchdog over our state's budget and help ensure our financial health. That’s why I wholeheartedly endorse him for the State Senate,” said Paul Krekorian.
“Paul Krekorian is a leader on issues of fiscal accountability and protecting entertainment industry jobs,” said Ben Allen. “I am honored to have his endorsement.”
Paul Krekorian was elected to represent the 2nd District on the Los Angeles City Council in a 2009 special election and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2011. On the City Council, he has been instrumental in creating a DWP Ratepayer Advocate and restoring funding to local Neighborhood Councils. He previously served in the California State Assembly, where he authored the first piece of legislation to combat runaway film and television production. He also served on the Board of the Burbank Unified School District.
Paul Krekorian joins a number of state and local legislators who are backing Ben Allen for the State Senate, including State Senator Fran Pavley, State Senator Tom Hayden, Assemblymember Richard Bloom, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, Assemblymember Steven Bradford, Former Assemblymember Richard Katz, Former Assemblymember Terry Friedman, and current Los Angeles City Councilmembers Paul Koretz and Tom LaBonge.
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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