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Ben Allen

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Ben Allen
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California State Senate, District 26
In office
December 1, 2014 - Present
Term ends
December 2, 2018
Years in position 1
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limits12 years
Office website
Campaign website
Ben Allen is a Democratic member of the California State Senate, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Allen served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2015
Budget and Fiscal Review
Elections and Constitutional Amendments, Chair
Natural Resources and Water
Transportation and Housing
Veterans Affairs


Campaign themes


Allen's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Excerpt: "As a State Senator, Ben will focus on:
  • Creating jobs and opportunities for all residents;
  • Developing a long-term plan to get the state budget in line;
  • Challenging the culture of corruption in Sacramento and protecting taxpayers;
  • Fixing our troubled schools;
  • Making higher education more affordable; and
  • Most importantly, making sure that all of our communities, every zip code, every ethnic group, women and men are represented in our State Capitol."



See also: California State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Ben Allen (D) and Sandra Fluke (D) defeated Barbi S. Appelquist (D), Betsy Butler (D), Amy Howorth (D), Vito Imbasciani (D), Patric M. Verrone (D) and Seth Stodder (I) in the blanket primary. Allen defeated Fluke in the general election.[2][3][4]

California State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Allen 60.3% 122,901
     Democratic Sandra Fluke 39.7% 80,781
Total Votes 203,682
California State Senate, District 26 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Allen 22.2% 25,987
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSandra Fluke 19.4% 22,759
     Independent Seth Stodder 17.4% 20,419
     Democratic Betsy Butler 16.5% 19,301
     Democratic Amy Howorth 15.7% 18,411
     Democratic Vito Imbasciani 4.4% 5,189
     Democratic Patric M. Verrone 2.9% 3,446
     Democratic Barbi S. Appelquist 1.4% 1,630
Total Votes 117,142



In 2014, Allen's endorsements included the following:[5]

  • José Serrano, Member of Congress
  • Fran Pavley, State Senator
  • Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor
  • Tom Hayden
, State Senator (former)
  • Alan Sieroty, State Senator (former)
  • Richard Katz
, Assemblymember (former)
  • Terry B. Friedman
, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge (retired); Assemblymember (former)
  • Ed Edelman, 
LA City Councilmember (former); LA County Supervisor (former)
  • Pam O'Connor
, Mayor, Santa Monica
  • John Heilman, 
Mayor Pro Tempore, West Hollywood
  • Gleam Davis
, Member, Santa Monica City Council
  • Ted Winterer
, Member, Santa Monica City Council
  • Kevin McKeown
, Member, Santa Monica Council
  • Skylar Peak
, Member, Malibu City Council
  • Richard Riordan, Mayor, Los Angeles (former)
  • Denny Zane, 
Mayor, Santa Monica (former)
  • Mike Feinstein
, Mayor, Santa Monica (former)
  • Nathaniel Trives, 
Mayor, City of Santa Monica (former); President, Rotary Club of Santa Monica
  • Steve Webb
, Mayor, Beverly Hills (former)
  • Todd Flora
, Chair, Santa Monica Rent Control Board


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Political offices
Preceded by
Holly Mitchell (D)
California State Senate District 26
Succeeded by