School Board Member and small business owner Joe Messina has endorsed California State Senate candidate Todd Zink.
As a Member of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District, Messina’s values of prioritizing education and fiscal accountability match the values of Zink.
“Joe Messina and I agree that we must focus first on the education of our young men and women,” Zink said. “The desires of interests outside of education must never take precedence over our students. Additionally, we must protect the safety of our students by eliminating the negative effects of drugs and alcohol to our students.”
Messina is a strong leader in preventing the alarming rate of drugs and alcohol on school campuses, a disheartening trend that Zink hopes to halt. As Deputy District Attorney in the San Fernando Valley, Zink’s inside perspective into public safety will provide leadership in solving the drugs and alcohol issue that is negatively affecting our students.
Education is a top priority for Zink. Understanding the budget woes of California’s schools, Zink, as part of his candidacy for State Senate, plans to introduce legislation that forbids the state from not providing the budgeted funds that would reach schools once a state budget is passed.
“It is unfair to our schools to penalize them each time the state can’t operate within their approved budget,” Zink said.
Zink is running in the newly drawn 27th Senate District. Zink is a husband, father, decorated Marine Corps officer, and an accomplished Deputy District Attorney with a long record of service to our community and country. 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.