Anonymous email attacks Savage campaign

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: An article was originally published Friday with the incorrect headline “Ben Savage accused of discrepancies on voter registration, candidate docs” and without Ben Savage’s response to the claims. Savage has told us he was advised by authorities to obtain a different mailing address after a criminal stalking incident, but that he has always resided in his West Hollywood home, which he’s owned for 18 years. Despite any accusations Savage is a a confirmed and legal candidate for West Hollywood City Council.

An anonymous email sent to various news outlets that attempted to raise questions about the legitimacy of Ben Savage’s campaign for City Council.

The email alleges that Savage first registered to vote with a West Hollywood address on June 21 of this year, despite his claim that he has lived in WeHo for 18 years. He started his campaign on June 14, seven days before the change of address and nine days before he re-registered as a Democrat.

The letter also alleges Savage had been a member first of the Republican Party, then the American Independent Party for 12 years, then No Party Preference before finally registering as a Democrat less than four months ago.

“Voters are required to register at the address where they live,” the letter states. “Either it appears he was violating voter registration law, or he may have lied on his candidate documents. It seems he either registered to vote in Beverly Hills as a West Hollywood resident, or he became a candidate in a West Hollywood election as a Beverly Hills resident.”

Attached to the email were photocopies of several documents which appear to support the claims. WEHOville has not independently verified the validity of the documents. Savage has confirmed being a West Hollywood homeowner for eighteen years.

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Eli
Eli
1 month ago

Only question I’d like him to answer is – what made him register as Democrat 4 months ago. It would help voters sort out if he’s truly looking to help the largest constituency in Weho, the renters. There are many who have turned a blind eye in advocating for the safety and well-being of those who are in rent-stabilized units, because the developers and other corporate entities such as Airbnb have been funding their campaigns.

MG Havenhurst Drive
MG Havenhurst Drive
1 month ago

Ben Savage and John Duran have my vote. Last thing I want is some pronoun woke equity night marriage political hacks like Shyne, Horvath or Erickson. No on Oliver, that or Chelsea Buyers antisemitic woman whose boyfriend was the campaign manager for Lindsey Horvath. He probably sent the email and definitely not Wright. The West Hollywood Anti American SHE left wing is beside themselves along with the Democrat party on what’s gonna happen in 3 weeks from tomorrow

Dimitri K
Dimitri K
1 month ago

How convenient for this anonymous emailer to focus on the non-progressive candidate when we have multiple progressive candidates who also recently moved into WEHO and progressive commissioners who also moved into WEHO to serve. The only thing that matters is voting in candidates who will restore the City back to what it one was.

Sandy
Sandy
1 month ago

The dirty politics is out of control. We need new, smart, sane. Ben Savage has my vote.

Joe Bologna
Joe Bologna
1 month ago

Ben Savage seems like the most sane candidate out there. And that’s how I vote nowadays, I go for the one who is the most sane.

Paul Blart
Paul Blart
1 month ago

Who cares?

John Arnold
John Arnold
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul Blart

Exactly.

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