Actor Ben Savage, widely known for his role in the popular 90’s show ‘Boy Meets World,’ has declared his bid for Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff’s vacating seat. Schiff, who has served the California 28th Congressional District since 2001, has announced his bid for retiring Senator Dianne Feinstein’s seat.
“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. I firmly believe in standing up for what is right, ensuring equality and expanding opportunities for all.” Said, Savage
Savage, who also starred in the show’s reboot from 2014-2017, has been active in the political scene for several years now. In 2022, he made an unsuccessful bid for city councillor in West Hollywood, but this has not deterred him from pursuing a career in politics.
Savage’s decision to run for Congress has been met with mixed reactions from fans and the public alike. Some have praised his dedication to public service and willingness to step into the political arena, while others have expressed concern about his lack of political experience. Despite this, Savage has been vocal about his passion for politics and desire to impact his community positively.
It remains to be seen whether Savage’s celebrity status will translate into political success. However, his decision to enter the race underscores the increasing importance of celebrity endorsements in modern politics. With social media platforms providing a direct line of communication between public figures and their followers, it has become easier than ever for celebrities to engage in political activism and endorse candidates.
As the race for Schiff’s seat heats up, it will be interesting to see how Savage’s campaign develops and whether he can build a coalition of support around his message of inclusion and community-building. Regardless of the outcome, his entry into the race is a reminder that anyone can make a difference in the political arena if they are passionate and committed to the cause.