Former Thousand Oaks Councilman Dennis Gillette Endorses Zink

California State Senate candidate Todd Zink has earned the endorsement of former Thousand Oaks Mayor and City Councilman Dennis Gillette.

Zink is an accomplished Deputy District Attorney in the San Fernando Valley and a decorated Marine Corps officer with a long record of service to our community and country.

“I am grateful for the recommendation of Dennis Gillette, a pioneer who also understands the responsibilities and difficulties of local law enforcement,” Zink said. “Dennis and I both share an inside perspective of the criminal element in our society and know what it will take to provide safety to our communities.”

Gillette retired earlier this year after 14 years on the Thousand Oaks City Council, where he served the honorary seat of mayor three times. Gillette spent more than 40 years in public service, boasting a resume that includes chief of police of Thousand Oaks, assistant sheriff for Ventura County, and military service. Additionally, he served 12 years as an executive with California Lutheran University and 10 years on the Conejo Recreation and Park District board.

“Our public safety should never be put at risk because of the Legislature’s inability to manage our tax revenues,” Zink said. “This is my top priority. We must have leadership that ensures public safety is protected and doesn’t threaten our criminal justice infrastructure.”

Zink is running in the newly drawn 27th Senate District. In addition to his public service as a Marine Corps officer and Deputy District Attorney, Zink is a husband and father. His wife, Christon, is a Vietnamese immigrant and attorney specializing in Workers Compensation Defense. The couple lives in Westlake Village with their two sons: Hunter, age 7, Conner, age 5, and their rescued mutt, Lucky.