Mark Ryavec, president of the Venice Stakeholders Association, has officially endorsed Tina Hess in her bid for the 11th district city council seat.
“Mr. Ryavec actively challenged City Hall over their treatment of homeless individuals staying along the Venice boardwalk and has been an outspoken opponent against over-development in Venice’s beach neighborhoods,” Hess said in a statement. “His endorsement recognizes my commitment to being a voice of the residents and further helps unite the community in my grassroots campaign to reform City Hall from the inside out.
Hess has also been endorsed by the Westside Los Angeles Chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus.
During her 25 year tenure as a Los Angeles city prosecutor, Hess has garnered a reputation for taking on cases that adversely affect women. She is currently prosecuting a case against one of the country’s largest insurance companies for illegally targeting women with breast cancer.
As a city councilwoman, Hess intends to be a voice for women on issues regarding healthcare, domestic violence and funding for public safety, childcare and education.