Momentum Grows for Allen as He Gains Key Endorsement from Prominent Community Leader, Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III

Santa Monica, CA -- In his bid to represent California's 26th State Senate District, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board Member Ben Allen has earned the endorsement of California State Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III.

"As a member of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board, Ben Allen was able to modernize local schools while making them environmentally friendly, creating thousands of new jobs in the process during one of our State’s lowest economic points. In the State Senate, Allen will be a leader on the environment, education, and protecting jobs,” said Assemblymember Hall.

“Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III has been one of the preeminent leaders on creating green jobs and providing broader access to education through technology. I am honored to receive his endorsement and I plan to follow his lead in Sacramento,” said Ben Allen.

Currently representing the 64th State Assembly District, Hall was first elected to the California State Assembly in 2008 and authored legislation that enabled the construction of the world’s first LEED certified green professional football stadium in Los Angeles County. He is a former member of the Compton Unified School District Board and a former member of the Compton City Council where he championed school reform efforts and served as Mayor Pro Tem. Assemblymember Hall is also a member of the California Legislative Black Caucus where he serves as the Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Human Rights Diversity and Race Relations

Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III joins a number of state legislators who are backing Ben Allen for State Senate, including former State Senators Tom Hayden and Alan Sieroty, Assemblymember Steven Bradford, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, Assemblymember Richard Bloom, former Assemblymember Richard Katz, and former Assemblymember Terry Friedman.

Ben Allen placed first among a crowded field in the open primary for the 26 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.