Sitcom Star Running for Congress

Sitcom Star Running for Congress
Sitcom Star Running for Congress

(UnitedVoice.com) – The star of a popular 90s sitcom has registered as a congressional candidate. Ben Savage, who played the lead role in ABC’s “Boy Meets World,” wants to run for a California House seat. If he’s successful, he’ll follow in the footsteps of several other actors who have launched political careers.

Ben Savage is best known for playing Cory in ABC’s popular coming-of-age comedy from 1993 to 2000. He then reprised the role in the spinoff “Girl Meets World” from 2014-2017. However, he also has a long-running interest in politics. He has a degree in political science from Stanford University, and as part of the course, he worked as an intern for the late Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA). In August 2022, he entered himself as an at-large candidate for the West Hollywood, CA, city council, but he failed to get elected.

Now, Savage is aiming higher. On January 18, he filed the paperwork to register a congressional campaign with the Federal Election Commission, declaring a run as a Democratic candidate for California’s 30th Congressional District. The newly redrawn district covers parts of Los Angeles city and county, and Adam Schiff (D-CA) currently represents the area. However, observers expect Schiff to run for the Senate seat currently held by Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) if she finally gives in to the inevitable and steps down in 2024.

California has a tradition of actors moving across into politics. Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger ran for and won the state governorship on a Republican ticket in 2003 after Democrat Gray Davis’ recall. He served the maximum two terms and stood down in 2011.

Famously, Ronald Reagan also became governor of California in 1967 after a three-decade acting career. Like Schwarzenegger, he served two terms before gearing up for his 1980 White House run and a presidency often credited with ending the Cold War.

Savage is trying to follow in a proud tradition, assuming he can pick up more votes than he did last August.

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