Ben Allen

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Ben Allen
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Candidate for
California State Senate, District 26
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Ben Allen is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 26 of the California State Senate.


Campaign themes


Allen's website highlights 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 will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be 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 will face Fluke in the general election.[2][3]

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 include the following:[4]

  • 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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