Los Angeles Register Endorses Ben Allen for State Senate

Santa Monica, CA -- Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School Board Member Ben Allen has earned the endorsement of Los Angeles Register, a major newspaper in Los Angeles, in his bid to represent California's 26th State Senate District.


Los Angeles Register article announcing the endorsement spoke of California's need of a Legislature that "focuses on the fundamentals of state government, especially as the state struggles to maintain a balanced budget." The article also outlines California's struggle with massive unfunded liabilities.

The article said this of Allen:

"We believe that Mr. Allen has the right balance of experience in government, working with budgets, all the while appreciating the complexity of government finances. The Register endorses Mr. Allen because of his stated commitment to shoring up California’s infrastructure and identifying ways of making the state a friendlier place to do business."

"I am honored to receive the endorsement of Los Angeles Register. The endorsement reaffirms my experience and ability to come up with creative ideas in approaching the challenges that California faces today. The statement of confidence encourages me to work even harder for the readers of the newspaper and all residents of Senate District 26," said Ben Allen.

To read the full article, please click here.

Los Angeles Register joins Los Angeles Daily News and Daily Breeze in endorsing Ben Allen, the only candidate who grew up in the District and who has represented Californians as a public servant at the state and local levels. He has earned the endorsements of some of the region's most popular and respected leaders, including former U.S. Representatives Anthony Beilenson, Howard Berman and Mel Levine; Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky; former Los Angeles County Supervisor Ed Edelman; State Senators Fran Pavley and Jerry Hill; former State Senators Tom Hayden and Alan Sieroty; Assemblymembers Richard Bloom, Steven Bradford, Ian Calderon, Isadore Hall, III, and Adrin Nazarian; former Assemblymembers Terry Friedman, Warren Furutani, Richard Katz, Tony Mendoza, and George Nakano; Los Angeles City Councilmembers Paul Koretz, Paul Krekorian, and Tom Labonge; and environmental organizations Sierra Club California and California League of Conservation Voters. For the full list of Ben Allen's endorsements, please click here.

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.