'Boy Meets World' Star Ben Savage Is Running for Congress


Jan. 19 2023, Published 9:56 a.m. ET

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It isn't uncommon for celebrities to enter the world of politics, but the exact celebrities who decide to make that transition can sometimes be surprising.

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Ben Savage, who as a child was the star of Boy Meets World, seems to be planning for a run in the 30th Congressional District of California, which is currently a seat held by Democrat Adam Schiff. Keep reading for all the details on Ben Savage and his politics — specifically, which political part he supports.

Which political party is Ben Savage affiliated with?

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The news that Savage would be running for Congress naturally led many to wonder which political party he would be affiliated with. Based on paperwork filed with the Federal Election Commission, it looks like Savage will be running for the seat as a Democrat. Savage has yet to make any sort of public statement about his decision to run, but a committee has already been set up that will likely serve as his campaign infrastructure.

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Schiff would be a heavy favorite to retain the seat if he ran for it again, but he's widely expected to announce a campaign to assume Senator Diane Feinstein's seat in 2024, and will therefore be leaving his House seat open. Feinstein has yet to announce that she's retiring from the Senate, but a number of challengers have already emerged who plan to vie for the seat.

Ben Savage has run for office before.

This isn't the first time that Savage has sought public office. In 2022, he ran for a seat on the West Hollywood City Council, saying that "people have become disappointed with the direction the city is heading."

When he was in college at Stanford, Savage also interned for Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. Clearly, Savage has had an interest in politics for some time.

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Three other candidates have also filed paperwork to compete for the seat: California Assemblymember Laura Friedman, Josh Bocanegra, and Nick Melvoin.

Prior to this political run, most people had likely last seen Savage on the 2014 Boy Meets World reboot Girl Meets World, in which he had been recast as the show's father.

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Ben Savage is now engaged.

More recently, though, Savage celebrated his engagement to long-time girlfriend Tessa Angermeier. In a post on his Instagram, the two can be seen posing together alongside the caption "The best is yet to come." In the photo, Angermeier is clearly sporting a stunning new piece of jewelry. In a statement to People, a representative for Savage said that the couple is "both very grateful and enjoying this exciting time with their families and friends."

Clearly, Savage has solid plans for his future, and given how recognizable he still is, he may have a leg up in what could be a pretty contested primary. The 30th Congressional District has been a reliably Democratic part of Los Angeles for some time now, which means that whoever wins the Democratic primary will have a good shot of winding up in Congress in 2025. We still have quite a long way to go before then, though.

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