Santa Monica, CA -- Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School Board Member Ben Allen has earned the endorsement of Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), in his bid for California's 26th State Senate District. PORAC, the largest public safety organization in California, cited Allen’s strong record of support for public safety programs and his commitment to peace officers throughout his career.
"PORAC prides itself on carefully scrutinizing the qualifications of every candidate. Ben Allen will be an excellent representative for our district, especially in regards to the issues involving public safety. As public safety officers, we appreciate Ben's willingness to keep the avenues of communication open and his concerted efforts to seek our input on issues involving public safety and law enforcement. The Peace Officers Research Association of California is proud to endorse Ben Allen's campaign for State Senate in District 26," said Michael Durant, President of PORAC .
“I am honored by the endorsement of California’s peace officers,” said Allen. “Public safety has always been a high priority of mine, and I will continue to work alongside peace officers and PORAC in the State Senate to curtail crime in our state.”
PORAC is a statewide organization representing over 67,000 public safety members and peace officers, including the University of California, where Allen was a member of the UC Board of Regents.
Ben Allen placed first among a crowded field in the open primary for the 26th State Senate District that was 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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