Ben Savage, the actor who rose to fame as Corey Matthews on the hit ’90s ABC sitcom “Boy Meets World,” is running for Congress.
“Together, we can do better,” the actor said in announcing his run on Instagram this week.
“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,” Savage said in his announcement. “I strongly believe in standing up for what is right, ensuring equality and expanding opportunity for all.”
Savage is currently running for the seat held by Rep. Adam Schiff of California, who announced in January that heFor Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat in 2024. Feinstein announced in February that she In 2024.
Savage is running as a Democrat, according to his filing with the Federal Election Commission.
“It’s time for new and passionate leaders who can help move our country forward,” Savage said in his announcement. “Leaders who want to see government at its peak, unfettered by political divisions and special interests.”
Savage starred in “Boy Meets World” from 1993-2000. She reprized the role in 2015 for the spinoff “Girl Meets World”, which ran for three seasons. He also played kidnapper Nathaniel Kibby in the 2022 Lifetime true crime movie “Girl in the Shade: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez.”
The announcement seems to have garnered support from both fans and co-stars of the ABC series, with one person commenting, “Boy meets Congress!”
Fellow “Boy Meets World” actor Matthew Lawrence, who played Jack Hunter, said, “Let’s go!!!”
Savage wrote on his campaign website that his priorities would include improving police-citizen interaction through more intensive training and “maintaining checks and balances to root out corruption.” He also wrote that he will fight for more affordable housing and veteran resources, defend unions, push for universal pre-K, school meals and community colleges, and work to secure more funding for mental health and substance abuse services. He also said it was “important that we codify Roe v. Wade” and said he would oppose “offshore drilling” initiatives while supporting environmental regulations.
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