On Monday, former child actor Ben Savage, who starred in the 1990s ABC sitcom “Boy Meets World,” announced that he is running to represent a Los Angeles-area district in Congress.

In an Instagram statement, Mr. Savage, aged 42, explained that he wants to restore faith in government and offer innovative, reasonable, and compassionate solutions to the most pressing issues facing the country.

He stated that it is time for passionate new leaders who can help move the country forward, unhindered by political divisions and special interests, and who want to see the government operate at maximum capacity.

We reached out to a spokesperson for Mr. Savage but did not receive an immediate response. For those of you who may not be familiar, Mr. Savage is an actor who gained fame in the 1990s for his role as Cory Matthews in the popular ABC sitcom “Boy Meets World”.

He started his acting career in 1989 with a movie called “Little Monsters”. He returned to the role of Cory Matthews in 2014 for a spinoff series called “Girl Meets World”.

Ben Savage, who resides in West Hollywood, applied to the Federal Election Commission in January to run as a Democrat in California’s 30th Congressional District.

The district encompasses portions of renowned Southern California cities such as Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena, but not Topanga Canyon, which is famous as Cory Matthews’s love interest in the series, and is in the 32nd district.

Mr. Savage is seeking to take over from Democratic Representative Adam B. Schiff, who oversaw the initial impeachment proceedings against former President Donald J. Trump and is currently vying for the Senate position that has been held by Dianne Feinstein for many years.

Last month, Ms. Feinstein, who is 89 years old, announced that she would be stepping down from office at the conclusion of her term in 2024, marking over three decades of service.

In November of last year, Mr. Savage attempted to win a position on West Hollywood’s City Council but was unsuccessful, receiving fewer than 7% of the votes, as per the Los Angeles County Registrar’s office.

Mr. Savage’s campaign website states that he is a “proud Californian, union member, and longtime resident of District 30” and will focus on affordable housing solutions, police-citizen interaction reforms, and women’s health rights. He holds a degree in political science from Stanford University.

Mr. Savage joins the list of California celebrities-turned-politicians, such as Ronald Reagan, who served as the governor of California and the 40th president of the United States, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican and former action-movie star, who served two terms as California’s 38th governor. Caitlyn Jenner, the Republican former Olympian and prominent transgender activist, also ran for governor of California in 2021.