Contents 1 Personal life and education 2 Political career 2.1 State senate 3 References 4 External links

Personal life and education[edit] Allen was born to a Jewish family[2][3] and raised in Santa Monica, California.[4] From 2003 through 2005, Allen worked for Congressman Jose Serrano.[5] Allen obtained an undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 2000, a master's degree from the University of Cambridge in 2001, a JD from the UC Berkeley School of Law in 2008, and was admitted to the California State Bar in December 2008.[1] Allen is currently an adjunct law professor at UCLA School of Law[6] and a private attorney. He lives in Santa Monica.[7]

Political career[edit] While at Berkeley, Allen served as UC Student Regent-designate from 2006 to 2007 and as Student Regent from 2007 to 2008.[8] Prior to his election to the State Senate, Allen was a member of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education[9] and chair of the Los Angeles County Committee on School Board Organization.[10] Allen was first elected to the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.[8][11][12] He served as president of the school board from 2012-2013.[13] State senate[edit] Allen announced his candidacy for the redrawn 26th district in February 2014.[7][14][15] His major opponents in the primary included Manhattan Beach mayor Amy Howorth, former Assemblyperson Betsy Butler, and social justice attorney Sandra Fluke.[citation needed] After finishing in first place in the June 2014 primary election, he defeated Fluke in the November 2014 general election.[14][16]

References[edit] ^ a b "California Bar Member Profile Page". Retrieved September 26, 2014.  ^ Lowenfeld, Jonah (May 28, 2014). "New faces, new era". Jewish Journal. Retrieved September 26, 2014.  ^ Arom, Eitan (January 6, 2017). "Jewish state legislators ready to make an impact". Jewish Journal.  ^ Garen, Brenton (October 19, 2012). "Up Front With The Santa Monica - Malibu School Board Candidates". Santa Monica Mirror. Retrieved September 26, 2014.  ^ "Santa Monica College Professor Profile Page". Retrieved September 26, 2014.  ^ "Law 640 - Educational Policy-Making and the Law". UCLA School of Law. 2014. Retrieved September 27, 2014.  ^ a b Islas, Jason (February 11, 2014). "From School Board to State Senate, Santa Monica Native Hopes to Make the Leap". Santa Monica Lookout. Retrieved September 26, 2014.  ^ a b Sumers, Brian (May 30, 2014). "Ben Allen, Santa Monica school board member, seeks state Senate seat". Daily Breeze. Retrieved September 26, 2014.  ^ "SMMUSD Board of Education". Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Retrieved September 26, 2014.  ^ Rohit, Parimal M. (January 10, 2014). "SMMUSD's Ben Allen Elected Chair Of School District Organization Committee". Santa Monica Mirror. Retrieved September 26, 2014.  ^ "Los Angeles County Statement of Votes Cast by Community for November 6, 2012 General Election" (PDF). p. Malibu and Santa Monica Results Located on Pages 93 and 135.  ^ "Los Angeles County Statement of Votes Cast by Community for November 4, 2008 General Election" (PDF). p. Malibu and Santa Monica Results Located on Pages 94 and 136.  ^ Chandler, Jenna (December 16, 2011). "'Curious' Allen Chosen New Board President". Santa Monica Patch. Retrieved September 26, 2014.  ^ a b "Ben Allen". Ballotpedia. 2014. Retrieved September 26, 2014.  ^ "Ben Allen". Smart Voter. May 19, 2014. Retrieved September 26, 2014.  ^ "Ben Allen Captures Easy Victory". November 4, 2014. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 

External links[edit] Official legislative website 2014 campaign website v t e Members of the California State Senate President of the Senate: Gavin Newsom (D) President pro Tempore: Kevin de León (D) Majority Leader: Bill Monning (D) Minority Leader: Patricia Bates (R)    Ted Gaines (R)    Mike McGuire (D)    Bill Dodd (D)    Jim Nielsen (R)    Cathleen Galgiani (D)    Richard Pan (D)    Steve Glazer (D)    Tom Berryhill (R)    Nancy Skinner (D)    Bob Wieckowski (D)    Scott Wiener (D)    Anthony Cannella (R)    Jerry Hill (D)    Andy Vidak (R)    Jim Beall (D)    Jean Fuller (R)    Bill Monning (D)    Robert Hertzberg (D)    Hannah-Beth Jackson (D)    Connie Leyva (D)    Scott Wilk (R)    Ed Hernandez (D)    Mike Morrell (R)    Kevin de León (D)    Anthony Portantino (D)    Ben Allen (D)    Henry Stern (D)    Jeff Stone (R)    Josh Newman (D)    Holly Mitchell (D)    Richard Roth (D)    Tony Mendoza (D)    Ricardo Lara (D)    Janet Nguyen (R)    Steven Bradford (D)    Patricia Bates (R)    John Moorlach (R)    Joel Anderson (R)    Toni Atkins (D)    Ben Hueso (D)    Democratic (27)    Republican (13) California State Legislature California State Assembly California State Senate Retrieved from "" Categories: California State SenatorsCalifornia DemocratsJewish American politicians1978 birthsLiving peoplePeople from Santa Monica, CaliforniaSchool board members in CaliforniaHarvard University alumniUniversity of California, Berkeley School of Law alumniUniversity of California regentsUCLA School of Law faculty21st-century American politiciansHidden categories: Pages using infobox officeholder with unknown parametersAll articles with unsourced statementsArticles with unsourced statements from May 2016Articles with unsourced statements from December 2015Official website not in Wikidata

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