Councilmember Laura Rosenthal Endorses Ben Allen for State Senate

Santa Monica, CA -- Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School Board Member Ben Allen has earned the endorsement of former Malibu Mayor and newly re-elected Malibu City Councilmember Laura Rosenthal, after becoming the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s Primary Election for the 26th State Senate District.


“Ben Allen is a dedicated and hardworking public servant who is leading the charge to improve our children's education and their future”, said Rosenthal.  “Ben is the thoughtful and well-rounded leader we need to represent us for State Senate.”

"I am so grateful to have the support of Councilmember Rosenthal. She has played a critical role in the lives of our students and continues to promote measures to aid in our children's future success,” said Allen.

Rosenthal was first elected to the Malibu City Council in 2010, served as Mayor from 2011-2012, and re-elected for City Council in April 2014. Before becoming a councilmember, Rosenthal was formerly a Malibu Parks and Recreation Commissioner and Malibu Public Works Commissioner. She has volunteered her time on many Malibu area school boards, Parent Associations and was also the co-chair for several education measure campaigns.

Councilmember Rosenthal joins a growing list of prominent state and local elected officials who are backing Allen in his bid for State Senate including State Senators Fran Pavley, Tom Hayden and Alan Sieroty, Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Assemblymembers Steven Bradford, Richard Katz and Terry Friedman, former Manhattan Beach Mayor Portia Cohen, Santa Monica Mayor Pam O’Connor, Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse, West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tem. John Heilman, and Hermosa Beach City Councilwoman Nanette Barragan.


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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