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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) was honored as Clean Money Champion by the California Clean Money Campaign Sunday. The award is presented to the California State legislator with the highest “Clean Money Score,” as determined by their leadership, votes, and actions regarding campaign finance reform. The award is based on the organization’s scorecard which seeks to highlight legislators who are the “strongest advocates for the Big Idea that regular voters should have more information and power in elections.”

Santa Monica Lookout, Niki Cervantes, Staff Writer

Thursday, March 2, 2017

State Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) has been appointed to the governing board of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, his office announced Tuesday.

The Conservancy, established in 1980 by the state Legislature, helps preserve more than 72,000 acres of wilderness and parkland encompassed in the nation’s largest urban park, itself a 150,000-acre swath of mountains and coastline in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

Saturday, February 11, 2017


Senator Ben Allen shows off a piece of his UCLA memorabilia at his district office. (photo by Jonathan Van Dyke)

Special to The Sacramento Bee, Guest Editorial by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) & Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica)

Monday, January 30, 2017

California faces a transportation crisis, with gridlock, crushing commutes and significant negative impacts on our environment, economy and quality of life.

Thursday, September 8, 2016


CARSON, Calif. – During a special board meeting on September 7, 2016, the West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) Board of Directors presented State Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) with its 2015 Legislator of the Year award. The annual award recognizes legislators who help the water industry and West Basin to provide more reliable water supplies through legislation and advocacy.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Posted Jun. 23, 2016 11:33am

by Santa Monica Mirror Staff

In a gathering Tuesday of over 200 Alzheimer’s advocates representing the entire state of California, Senator Ben Allen  was presented with the 2016 Legislator of the Year award by his constituent in the 26th Senate District, Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns, a former local and national board member of the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

By Gregory S. McNeal

Thursday, May 26, 2016

By Melody Gutierrez

SACRAMENTO — A San Francisco surgeon preparing to perform a life-saving liver transplant from an HIV-positive donor to an HIV-positive patient ran up against an unexpected problem this month. The procedure, although allowed under federal law, is illegal in California.

Legislative Champion and Volunteer Champion Awards Presented at March of Dimes Annual Day of Advocacy and Awareness

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


SACRAMENTO, May 17, 2016: Senator Ben Allen (D–Santa Monica) received the 2016 March of Dimes Legislative Champion Award, today, in a special presentation before nearly eighty volunteers and staff at the annual March of Dimes day of advocacy and awareness. Volunteers came from across the state to Sacramento to educate legislators about the March of Dimes mission and advocate for key 2016 legislative initiatives.