Southern California Armenian Democrats Endorse Ben Allen for State Senate

Santa Monica, CA -- Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School Board Member Ben Allen has earned the endorsement of Southern California Armenian Democrats (SCAD), the first and largest Armenian Democratic club in Southern California.
SCAD is a grassroots Democratic organization that represents Armenian-Americans in the 26th Senate District and throughout the southern portion of the state.
“The Southern California Armenian Democrats are pleased to announce our endorsement of Ben Allen in his run for the Senate. We are confident that Ben will be a wonderful, progressive State Senator. Ben will be best attuned to guide California policy on matters that concern Armenian-Americans,” said Dr. Armond Aghakhanian, President of Southern California Armenian Democrats.

"I am so honored and humbled by the endorsement of the Southern California Armenian Democrats. The local leaders and activists of Democratic clubs like SCAD are the foundation of our democratic process, and I am excited to work with them, once elected to State Senate," said Ben Allen.

In addition to the Southern California Armenian Democrats, many other local Democratic clubs have also endorsed Ben Allen, including the following: Democrats for Israel - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Young Democrats (LACYD),  Miracle Mile Democratic Club (MMDC), Pacific Palisades Democratic Club (PPDC), Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains (PDSMM), Santa Monica Democratic Club (SMDC), West Hollywood-Beverly Hills Democratic Club,  Stonewall Democrats Club, and Stonewall Young Democrats Club. For the full list of Ben Allen's endorsements, please visit


The 26th State Senate District consists of the cities of Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, El Segundo, Avalon, Lomita, 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.