‘Boy Meets World’ star Ben Savage launches US Congress campaign
Actor Ben Savage, best known for starring in the popular ABC sitcom ‘Boy Meets World’, has officially launched his campaign bid for Congress.
In a Instagram message On Monday, the Democrat shared a vow to “restore confidence in government” as representing the seat of California’s 30th district, currently occupied by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Burbank.
“Together we can do better. I am a proud Californian, union member, and long-time resident of District 30, coming from a family of unwavering service to our country and community,” Savage wrote to his 1.1 million followers on the platform.
“I firmly believe in standing up for what’s right, ensuring equality and expanding opportunities for all.”
“I am running for Congress because it is time to restore confidence in government by providing reasonable, innovative and compassionate solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems,” he continued.
“And it is time for new and passionate leaders who can move our country forward. Leaders who want to see the government operating at full capacity, unencumbered by political divisions and special interests.”
Savage was rumored to bid in January after filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission for California’s 30th district, which includes neighborhoods like Burbank, Pasadena and West Hollywood.
The 42 year old dive into politics comes as no surprise after his failed bid for a seat on the West Hollywood City Council last year.
Savage previously said he decided to run because “people have become disappointed with the direction the city is going.”
Despite his criticisms, Savage noted that he had seen the city blossom into “one of the most thriving cities in the country – with extraordinary dining, hotels, entertainment and culture”.
The actor, the younger brother of actor and director Fred Savage, played Cory Matthews on “Boy Meets World” from 1993-2000 and its spin-off “Girl Meets World” from 2014-2017.
During his stint on screen, he graduated with a degree in political science from Stanford University.
As part of his studies, Savage interned with then-Sen. Arlen Spectre, R-Pa.