Santa Monica, CA -- Just off his recent fundraising-lead for the 26th State Senate District seat, Santa Monica–Malibu Unified School District Board Member Ben Allen earned the endorsement of Redondo Beach Mayor Pro Tempore Bill Brand.
“When it comes to choosing who I want to represent me in the State Senate, I want a candidate who has demonstrated a true commitment to protecting the environment, a candidate with a record of environmental stewardship, and a candidate who will be a leader in the California Legislature when it comes to advancing critical environmental sustainability measures. In the race for the 26th State Senate District, we have that candidate in Ben Allen,” said Bill Brand.
“Bill Brand has been a leader on environmental protection efforts in the South Bay and I look forward to working with him in the future,” said Ben Allen.
Bill Brand currently represents the 2nd Council District of Redondo Beach. He was first elected to the Redondo Beach City Council in 2009 and reelected in 2013. He has been a noted environmental leader on the Council, having authored legislation to shut down the local AES power plant and led successful efforts to keep the local Seaside Lagoon open to swimmers and implement the Rocky Point marine protection area.
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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