Santa Monica, CA -- Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board Member Ben Allen was endorsed today in his bid for the 26th State Senate District by former Los Angeles City Councilmember Cindy Miscikowski.
“Ben Allen has repeatedly proven that he is a dedicated public servant and he’s someone who I trust on critical statewide issues like the economy, global climate change, and gender equality as well as key local issues like transportation, smart growth, and preserving open space,” said Miscikowski. “When it comes to serving to the constituents of the 26th State Senate District, we have no better choice than Allen,” she added.
"Cindy Miscikowski has been an extremely dedicated public servant who has represented the citizens of Los Angeles with great devotion and has been one of the most widely respected political leaders in West Los Angeles,” said Ben Allen. “I am both honored and thrilled to have her endorsement,” he added.
Cindy Miscikowski was elected to the 11th Los Angeles City Council District in 1997 after serving as a top deputy to former 11th Los Angeles City Council District Councilman Marvin Braude for nearly two decades. She was easily reelected in 2001. Her district included many Los Angeles neighborhoods that are located within the newly drawn 26th State Senate District including Brentwood, the Pacific Palisades, Palms, and West Los Angeles. After redistricting in 2003, Miscikowski also represented the neighborhoods of Venice, Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Rey, Westchester, and Mar Vista. Still active in civic life, Miscikowski currently serves on the City of Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners.
Miscikowski joins a growing list of high profile West Los Angeles political leaders who are backing Allen including County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, State Senator Fran Pavley, West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore John Heilman, former Los Angeles County Supervisor Ed Edelman, former State Senator Tom Hayden, former State Senator Alan Sieroty, and former Assemblyman Terry Friedman.
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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