Westlake Village — California State Senate candidate Todd Zink has earned the endorsement of Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch Englander. Zink, the accomplished Deputy District Attorney and a decorated Marine Corps officer, is running in the newly drawn 27th Senate District.
“I am eager for the opportunity to work alongside Councilman Mitch Englander and be a state-level advocate for District 12 of Los Angeles in the northern part of San Fernando Valley as their next State Senator,” Zink said. “I appreciate Englander’s leadership style and his passion for public safety.
“I am honored to receive his endorsement. We both believe that California state government can significantly improve.”
Zink and Englander are both committed to public safety and the valued roles of local government. Zink is a reserve Marine Corps officer and prosecutes felons as Deputy District Attorney of San Fernando Valley. Englander is a reserve Los Angeles Police Department officer, and chair of the city’s Public Safety Committee. Both are credited for their shared philosophies of practical, common sense solutions to issues that connect city hall and the State Capitol in Sacramento.
“I think we have all had enough of the status quo,” Zink said. “Our Legislature continues to practice the same ineffective and wasteful ways of government that has tarnished the basic needs of public safety, education, and job creation. Just as Englander has worked to end the city’s out-of-control budget, I intend to do the same at the state level and prioritize our community ahead of special interests.”
Englander represents District 12, which includes Chatsworth, Granada Hills, North Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Reseda, and West Hills. Like Zink, the city councilman is also devoted to education and the creation of jobs through small businesses.
“We have a responsibility to the citizens of the 27th district to prioritize public safety, small businesses and job growth, and education,” Zink said. “We must have leadership in place that will no longer allow this current Legislature to operate so ineffectively.”
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.