The Washington Post

Actor Ben Savage runs for congressio­nal seat

- — Meryl Kornfield

Former “Boy Meets World” actor Ben Savage is running for a U.S. House seat in a Los Angeles district represente­d by Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D), who is seeking California’s open Senate seat.

Savage, who filed as a Democrat in January, formally announced his bid Monday in an Instagram post, declaring himself a union member, longtime resident of the district, and “unhindered by political divisions and special interests.” He emphasized his newness to politics in the post. Savage previously ran for a West Hollywood city council seat in 2022 and lost with more than 6 percent of the vote, according to election records.

Savage is one of several candidates who will be seeking to fill the heavily Democratic seat, as Schiff has joined other Democratic lawmakers, including Reps. Barbara Lee and Katie Porter, vying to replace retiring Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D- Calif.).

Born in Chicago, Savage, 42, began his acting career as a child, along with his brother, Fred, who starred in the sitcom “The Wonder Years.” Ben Savage had roles in “Dear John” and “Wild Palms” before he was cast as Cory Matthews in the 1990s coming-of-age sitcom “Boy Meets World.” After the show ended, Savage attended Stanford University, majoring in political science, and interned with U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.), the Republican-turned-democrat, he told Rolling Stone.

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