‘Boy Meets World’ star Ben Savage planning run for Congress

Ben Savage speaks onstage at the " Boy Meets World" 25th Anniversary Reunion panel during New York Comic Con 2018 at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Oct. 5, 2018, in New York City. - Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images North America/TNS

Actor Ben Savage, best known for portraying Cory Matthews in the ‘90s sitcom “Boy Meets World,” wants to be a congressman. According to a campaign filing with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday, Savage, a Democrat, is planning to run for the 30th District seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff.

Schiff is rumored to have his eye on Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat in the upcoming 2024 election, though neither has made any formal announcements regarding the future. He has served California in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2001.

The 30th District includes Savage’s hometown of West Hollywood, as well as Burbank and parts of Pasadena. The 42-year-old actor previously ran for a seat on the West Hollywood City Council in 2022. Savage at the time said he wanted to “restore faith in local government” by addressing “serious challenges around public safety, struggling businesses, inflation and the cost of housing” in the city.

He ultimately lost his bid for the seat.

While he was a student at Stanford in 2003, the former child star interned for then-U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican at the time.

“Getting an internship in D.C. is really all about connections,” Savage told Rolling Stone in a 2014 interview. “I thought it would be a fun experience.”

In addition to Savage and Schiff, five others have filed to run for the seat — four Democratic candidates and a lone Republican, according to FOX 11. The election is on Nov. 5, 2024.


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