Santa Monica, CA -- Coming off his recent victory in June's 2014 Primary, Ben Allen's campaign for State Senate received the endorsement of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education Vice President Steve Zimmer today.
“Ben's passion in advocating for at-risk youths and his dedication to our children's education represents the quality of leadership we need in Sacramento,” said Zimmer. “I'm confident that Ben Allen will continue to work tirelessly to improve our schools as our next State Senator.”
“I’m honored to receive the support from local education leaders like Steve Zimmer who are deeply concerned with improving the well-being of our kids' future. I look forward to addressing our current educational issues and concerns in Sacramento,” said Allen.
Zimmer is currently the Vice President of the LAUSD Board of Education. He was first elected to the LAUSD Board of Education in 2009 after working as a teacher and counselor at Marshall High School for over 17 years and subsequently re-elected in 2013. While working as an educator at Marshall High, Zimmer founded the Marshall’s Multilingual Teacher Career Academy that would later act as the framework for LAUSD's Career Ladder Teacher Academy.
Zimmer currently represents the LAUSD’s 4th district which lies almost entirely within the 26th State Senate District and includes the communities of Bel Air, Beverly Grove, Brentwood, Hollywood, Holmby Hills, Mar Vista, Marina Del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Playa Del Rey, Sunset Hills, Westchester, Westwood, and Venice.
Zimmer's endorsement joins a growing number of well-respected local elected officials who are backing Allen in his bid for the State Senate including State Senators Fran Pavley, Tom Hayden and Alan Sieroty, Assemblymembers Richard Katz and Terry Friedman, Santa Monica Mayor Pam O’Connor, Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse, West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore 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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