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'''Dennis Phillip Zine''' (born August 1, 1947) is an [[United States|American]] [[politician]]. He is currently serving on the [[Los Angeles City Council]] representing the [[Los Angeles City Council District 3|3rd district.]] He was elected to City Council in 2001 and re-elected in 2005 and 2009. He iswas a member of the [[Republican Party (United States)|Republican Party]]. but changed his registration to [[Decline to State]] in 2011<ref name="DTSlatimes">{{cite news
| url=http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jul/07/local/la-me-0707-zine-controller-20110707
| title = Dennis Zine says he will run for city controller
| first = Kate
| last = Linthicum
| newspaper = [[Los Angeles Times]]
| date = July 7, 2011
| accessdate = October 6, 2011
}}</ref><ref name="DTSdailynews">{{cite news
| url=http://www.dailynews.com/politics/ci_18424863
| title = Councilman Dennis Zine sets stage for a 2013 run at city controller's office
| first = Rick
| last = Orlov
| newspaper = [[Los Angeles Daily News]]
| date = July 7, 2011
| accessdate = October 6, 2011
}}</ref>.
 
==Early life==
 
==Political career==
Zine was a police officer with the [[Los Angeles Police Department]] for over 28 years. He was first elected to public office in 1997 to represent Valley interests on the elected Charter Reform Commission where he served as Vice Chairman. After his election to the City Council, he has expanded his government service role as the President of the Independent Cities Association (ICA), as the City's representative with the National League of Cities serving as a member of the Board of Directors and the Chair of the National Immigration Task Force, and as a member of the League of California Cities Board of Directors. Councilman Zine is also a member of the Los Angeles County Judicial Procedures Commission. He iswas one of two [[Republican Party (United States)|Republican Party]] members of the City Council until he changed his registration to [[Decline to State]] in 2011<ref name="DTSlatimes" /><ref name="DTSdailynews" />. The [[Los Angeles Times]] reported "He said he did so because he's tired of the 'gridlock' of partisan politics and because his liberal positions on gay marriage and other social issues are out of line with traditional Republican views."<ref name="DTSlatimes" />
 
 
=="Britney Spears" Law==
 
==Personal life==
Zine is divorced with two sons. Zine has been criticized for failing to recuse himself with votes that conflict with his personal relationship with lobbyist Veronica Becerra.<ref>http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/10/local/la-me-zine-20110110</ref>{{cite news
| url=http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/10/local/la-me-zine-20110110
| title = Zine didn't always recuse himself from votes involving lobbyist girlfriend
| first = David
| last = Zahniser
| newspaper = [[Los Angeles Times]]
| date = January 10, 2011
| accessdate = October 6, 2011
}}</ref>
 
His son Eric Zine is a commercial pilot, flight instructor, and race pilot based at [[Van Nuys Airport]], who placed second in the Biplane Silver division of the 2011 [[Reno Air Races|National Championship Air Races]] in Reno, Nevada. His other son Chris is a police officer with the [[Los Angeles Police Department]].