City controller hopeful Dennis Zine picked up an endorsement from Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina on Thursday and said the nod would be a "huge plus" in helping him win support among critical Latino voters.
Molina, the sole Latina on the powerful board of supervisors, said Zine's three decades on the Los Angeles police force and 12 years as a city councilman show he's "dedicated to protecting and serving the public."
“I also admire Dennis’ commitment to use the controller’s office to promote civic transparency and accountability that will continue to instill pride and confidence in our city government," Molina said in a prepared statement.
Molina has broken barriers throughout her political career. She was the first Latina elected to the City Council and to the Legislature and then became the first Latina to be elected as a supervisor.