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Benjamin AllenDEMDemocrat State Senator, District 26
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Benjamin J. "Ben" Allen (born March 13, 1978) is an American attorney and Democratic politician. He has been a California state senator representing the 26th district since 2015. He previously served as University of California Student Regent and Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District school board member.

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Education7 - 7 of 5
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
JD
2005 - 2008
University of Cambridge
MPhil Latin American Studies
2000 - 2001
Harvard University
BA History
1996 - 2000
Universidad Iberoamericana
Attended
1999
Jewish Federation's New Leaders Project
Graudated
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
Senator
California State Senate
2014 - Current
Former Delegate
California Democratic State Convention
Adjunct Faculty
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Law School
2011 - 2014
Attorney
Richardson and Patel Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
2011 - 2014
Attorney
Bryan Cave Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
2008 - 2010
12th Grade Instructor
Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project
2007 - 2008
Communications Director
Congressman Jose Serrano (D-NY)
2004 - 2005
Senior Program Assistant
National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
2001 - 2004
Kindergarten
Harvard Hillel Children's School (Hebrew School)
Other Experience1 - 32 of 32
Board Member
The Spark Program
Current
Fellow
Aspen Institute-Rodel
Current
Member
Council on Foreign Relations
Current
Senior Fellow
Humanity in Action
Current
Board Member
Santa Monica Malibu Unified School-District
2008 - 2014
Member
Santa Monica-Malibu Board of Education
2008 - 2014
Los Angeles Managing Director
Spark Los Angeles
2010 - 2011
Fellow
Truman National Security Project
2009 - Current
Member
Santa Monica College Bond Oversight Committee
2007 - 2008
Member
Financial Oversight Committee, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
2007 - 2008
Regent
University of California Board of Regents
2006 - 2008
Judicial Clerk
United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
2006
Former Board President
Santa Monica-Malibu Board of Education
Former Chair
Los Angeles County’s Committee on School District Organization
Former Member
Los Angeles County’s Committee on School District Organization
Former Member
Santa Monica College General Advisory Board
Former Member
Executive Board, Los Angeles County School Trustees Association
Member
Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Education Committee
Former Chair
Subcommittee 1 on Education, California State Senate
Former Chair
Select Committee on Defense and Aerospace, California State Senate
Former Member
Student Success Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
United States Citizen Youth Exiled in Mexico Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Transportation and Housing Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Water Future for the Century, California State Senate
Former Member
Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Education Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Veterans Affairs Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Ports and Goods Movement Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Climate Change and AB 32 Implementation Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Passenger Rail Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Select Committee on Women, Work and Families, California State Senate