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 endorsements from every law enforcement organization that has endorsed candidates in the 26th State Senate District Election to date.
Don Jeffrey Stock, President of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs stated, “The Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, the largest association of deputy sheriffs and district attorney investigators in the United States, currently representing more than 8,000 sworn law enforcement officers, is pleased to endorse your [Ben Allen's] candidacy for election to the California State Senate District 26.”
"After an extensive selection process, the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) Board of Directors is proud to endorse Ben Allen for State Senate. In addition to Ben’s commitment to affordable education and sustainable job creation, his pledge for public safety and a safe environment for all of us will be among his highest priorities. We look forward to a long and positive partnership," said Tyler Izen, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League.
President of the Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA) Brian Moriguchi added, "PPOA is proud to endorse Ben Allen for Senate. Ben cares about the community and will be a strong advocate for public safety. He has the leadership qualities and compassion we need in government to ensure that our neighborhoods are safe for all people."
"The Peace Officers Research Association of California (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 the Peace Officers Research Association of California.
"I am so pleased to have widespread support from the leading public safety organizations for my campaign for State Senate," said Ben Allen. "Public Safety is an issue that crosses party lines and touches every community in District 26 and throughout our country. As our next State Senator, I will work closely with our local elected leaders and public safety officials to provide the training, resources, and support necessary to keep our District a safe home for all residents."
Ben Allen placed first among a crowded field in the open primary for the 26th State Senate District, held on June 3, 2014.
With these distinguished endorsements, Allen gains momentum with the support of a growing list of public safety organizations including Southern California Alliance of Law Enforcement (SCALE), Santa Monica Police Officers Association (SMPOA), Redondo Beach Police Officers Association, Long Beach Police Officers Association which have endorsed Ben Allen for State Senate, 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 recognizable and respected leaders, including U.S. Representatives Henry Waxman and Grace Napolitano; former U.S. Representatives Anthony Beilenson, Howard Berman, Yvonne Burke, and Mel Levine; Los Angeles County Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Don Knabe; former; State Senators Fran Pavley and Jerry Hill; former State Senators Tom Hayden and Alan Sieroty; and Los Angeles City Councilmembers Paul Koretz, Paul Krekorian, and Tom Labonge. For the full list of Ben Allen's endorsements, please click here.
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.