Military Officer, Deputy District Attorney and California State Senate candidate Todd Zink has received the endorsement of Newhall County Water District Vice President BJ Atkins, who also serves on the Castaic Lake Water Agency Board.
“Water is and will always be a huge issue in California,” said Atkins, an environmental consultant who is an expert in the principles of drinking water quality and supply. “Our location in Southern California makes us dependent on sources of water from other parts of the state, and I have every confidence that Todd Zink understands this fairly complex arrangement and will do what has to be done to protect our water quality and reliability.”
BJ Atkins served as chair of the Valencia Industrial Association’s Environmental Committee where he helped foster the expansion of the Valencia Industrial Association into the Valley Industrial Association while serving as president in 2002. He served as chair of the B2B industry show during its inaugural year in 2002. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce and as COC Foundation Board Chair in 1989 and 1990. Atkins was named Chamber of Commerce Alumni of the Year in 2001.
“Water quality and abundancy are vital to California’s economy and our region’s health,” said Zink. “I will be a tireless advocate for our community, striving for increased water quality and preservation. I am grateful to have the support of such an accomplished water advocate like BJ Atkins.”
Zink, a U.S. Marine, is a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney. Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley is also supporting Zink.
Zink is running in the newly drawn 27th Senate District. Zink is married to his wife, Christon, a Vietnamese immigrant and attorney specializing in Workers Compensation Defense. Todd and Christon live in Westlake Village with their two sons; Hunter, age 7, Conner, age 5, and their rescued mutt, Lucky.