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Boy Meets World Star Ben Savage Is Running for Congress

Ben Savage
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On Wednesday, the actor filed to run in the 2024 elections for California’s 30th District in the House of Representatives.

Though he's best known for his years starring in hit 90s sitcom, Boy Meets World, Ben Savage has always had political aspirations.


On Wednesday, the actor filed to run in the 2024 elections for California’s 30th District in the House of Representatives. The seat is currently held by Democrat Adam Schiff, who is expected to instead campaign to replace California Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Savage is running as a Democrat, and interned with late Representative Arlen Specter in 2003. He has a degree in political science from Stanford University, which he completed in 2004, after his years on Boy Meets World.

Savage has run for public office before, unsuccessfully bidding for West Hollywood City Council in 2022. He campaigned on prioritizing public safety and small businesses, while also advocating to lower the cost of housing and “to protect the rights of renters."

Representatives for Savage, who is engaged to Tessa Angermeier, released a statement on the actor's behalf, saying, "he is focused on his upcoming wedding. Ben is still making decisions and always looking for opportunities to give back and serve the community."

California's 30th district encompasses West Hollywood and Burbank, and is expected to be a tightly contested race. The general election will be held November 5, 2024.

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