‘Boy Meets World’ star Ben Savage launches US Congress campaign
Actor Ben Savage, best known for starring on the hit ABC sitcom “Boy Meets World,” has officially launched his campaign bid for Congress.
in one Instagram post Shared Monday, the Democrat vowed to “restore faith in government” as the representative for California’s 30th District seat, currently held by Rep. Carried by Adam Schiff, D-Burbank.
“Together, we can do better. I am a proud Californian, union member and longtime resident of District 30 who comes from a family of unwavering service to our country and community,” Savage wrote to his 1.1 million followers on the platform.
“I strongly believe in standing up for what is right, ensuring equality and expanding opportunities for all.”
“I’m running for Congress because it’s time to restore faith in government by offering reasonable, innovative and compassionate solutions to our nation’s most pressing issues,” he continued.
“And it is time for new and passionate leaders who can help move our country forward. Leaders who want to see government functioning at its maximum capacity, unhindered by political divisions and special interests.”
Savage was rumored to make a bid back in January after filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission for California’s 30th District, which includes areas such as Burbank, Pasadena and West Hollywood.
42 years old Dive into politics No surprise after his failed bid for a West Hollywood City Council seat last year.
Savage previously said he decided to run because “people have become disillusioned with the direction of the city.”
Despite his criticisms, Savage noted that he has seen the city become “one of the most thriving cities in the country – with extraordinary restaurants, hotels, nightlife and culture.”
The actor, who is the younger brother of actor and director Fred Savage, played Cory Matthews on “Boy Meets World” from 1993-2000 and its spinoff “Girl Meets World” from 2014-2017.
During his on-screen tenure, he earned a degree in political science from Stanford University.
As part of his studies, Savage interned for then-Sen. Arlen Spector, R-Pa.