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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 October 5, 2018 in New York City.

Ben Savage, best known for his portrayal of Cory Matthews on the ’90s sitcom Boy Meets World, is planning a run for Congress. The 42-year-old actor filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday (January 18) to show the creation of a committee for his campaign. Savage’s run as a Democrat will be in California’s 30th District seat, currently held by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Burbank. Schiff is expected to run for U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s seat, although Feinstein has yet to make a decision on her future, according to Deadline.

This is not the first time Savage has run for public office. In 2022, he ran for a seat on the West Hollywood City Council. He said at the time that he was running because “people have become disappointed with the direction the city is heading.” While it was his first foray into electoral politics, Savage has been interested in politics since he was younger, even interning for Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, while he was a student at Stanford University in 2003, per Rolling Stone.

Savage is up against three others for the District 30 seat who have also filed paperwork with the FEC: California Assemblymember Laura Friedman, Nick Melvoin and Josh Bocanegra.

Savage played lead Cory Matthews on ABC’s Boy Meets World from 1993–2000 and again on its Disney Channel sequel Girl Meets World from 2014–2017. More recently, Savage celebrated his engagement with his longtime girlfriend Tessa Angermeier. Last week, the Girl Meets World alum posted a photo of him and now-fiancée Angermeier, 30. “The best is yet to come,” he captioned the snap.

30 Movies That Turn 20 in 2023

In 2003, comedies and rom-coms reigned supreme. Twenty years later, some of these films are still our go-to feel-good movies. We remember laughing so hard at hilarious flicks like Bruce Almighty, Johnny English and Bringing Down the House. Wholesome family movies like Finding Nemo, Cheaper by the Dozen and Freaky Friday kept us thoroughly entertained. While classics like Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Uptown Girls and 2 Fast 2 Furious are still in our watchlist rotation.

See below 30 great movies that turn 20 in 2023:

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

  • Thirteen

  • Bruce Almighty

  • House of 1000 Corpses

  • Bad Santa

  • Cheaper by the Dozen

  • Uptown Girls

  • The Rundown

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

  • Finding Nemo

  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

  • 2 Fast 2 Furious

  • Johnny English

  • Honey

  • School of Rock

  • Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

  • Bulletproof Monk

  • The Cat in the Hat

  • Anger Management

  • What a Girl Wants

  • Daddy Day Care

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

  • Ju-On: The Grudge 2

  • Bringing Down the House

  • Agent Cody Banks

  • Shanghai Knights

  • Freaky Friday

  • Holes

  • Girl with a Pearl Earring

  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie