Welcome to my legislative website. It is continuously updated so that you can stay informed about my activities as the Senator for the 26th Senate District.

It is an honor to have this opportunity to serve my community. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns that you may have with the district—or with your state government.

I hope that you find this website informative and that you return regularly to see what is happening in our community.

Ben Allen 
Representing the 26th District



“Local Impacts of the Refugio Oil Spill to the South Bay”

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sacramento, CA – The Senate Select Committee on the Refugio Oil Spill will meet on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in Manhattan Beach, California to conduct an oversight hearing on the local impacts of the Refugio Oil Spill to the South Bay.

What:              Senate Select Committee on the Refugio Oil Spill Oversight Hearing - “Local Impacts of the Refugio Oil Spill to the South Bay”

Who:              Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Chair (D – Santa Barbara)

                      Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica), chair of the state legislature’s Joint Committee on the Arts, will convene an oversight hearing to examine the state of arts education in California schools on Friday, November 6, 2015.  Current state law requires all schools to provide arts education to students, but many schools are not doing so.  The lack of arts education is particularly prevalent in disadvantaged communities.  The hearing will delve into why there is a high rate of noncompliance with the arts education mandate, and what steps can be taken to compel more schools to

Monday, November 2, 2015

Sacramento, CA - Every year, in a rich tradition dating back to 1987, the California State Senate celebrates Women’s History Month by recognizing remarkable women throughout the state who make a positive difference in their communities.  On Friday, October 30th, it was “standing room only” as Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) honored Stacey Anne Armato in Hermosa Beach as this year’s Senate District 26 Woman of the Year.

By Zahira Torres and Ryan Menezes

Monday, November 2, 2015

Normandie Avenue Elementary Principal Gustavo Ortiz worries that he can't provide arts classes for most of the 900 students at his South Los Angeles school.

Not a single art or music class was offered until this year at Curtiss Middle School in Carson.


Commemorating the 45th Annual Earth Day

Monday, April 20, 2015

Senator Allen authored Senate Resolution (SR) 22 in honor of the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, which the State Senate adopted on April 20, 2015.