Biography

Rep. Zack Hudgins has served Washington’s 11th Legislative District—comprised of Renton, Tukwila, Kent, and South Seattle—since December of 2002, after being elected in November of 2002.

Hudgins serves as chair of the State Government Committee. This committee considers a broad array of issues relating to state government, including state agency rule-making, procurement standards, information technology systems and security, performance audits and public employment. The committee also considers issues relating to elections, campaign finance, public disclosure and ethics in government.​

In addition, he serves on the House Committee on Technology and Economic Development, House Committee on Appropriations, and the Joint Legislative Systems Committee.

Representative Hudgins has served in the past on the Commerce and Labor Committee, the Business and Financial Services Committee and the Transportation Committee. He is the most recent past chair of the Joint Administrative Rules Review Committee. He has represented the Legislature on the State Arts Commission, the Technology Services Board, and the Joint Committee on Veteran and Military Affairs.

His legislative focus is on creating and keeping jobs in Washington; making our government more effective and efficient; and protecting citizens, especially those from low-income and minority communities.

He serves on the South Seattle College President’s Advisory Committee and is involved in the community. He previously served on the boards of the Friends of the VA Fisher House which helps veterans and their families and Domestic Abuse Women’s Network which provides services to survivors of domestic abuse and violence. Zack also serves on the Task Force on Cybersecurity for the National Conference on State Legislatures in an effort to educate and engage fellow lawmakers on cybersecurity policy discussions.

He lives with his wife, Gabriela, and his young son, in a renovated 1926 Tukwila farmhouse.

News

  • Gov. Inslee will sign Cesar Chavez Day bill on Saturday in Yakima | News - March 29, 2018
    (Scroll down for Spanish version)  Gov. Jay Inslee will sign a bill to recognize Cesar Chavez Day as a state holiday during a celebration in Yakima on Saturday morning. Chavez, a farm worker advocate and social justice defender, fought for... READ MORE
  • Legislative wrap up | News - March 22, 2018
    The 2018 legislative session ended last Thursday, March 8. It was a busy session: 1,410 bills were introduced and 308 passed the legislature in 2018, compared with 2,174 and 399 in 2017 – a session over three times longer. We... READ MORE
  • Session wrap up | News - March 22, 2018
    The 2018 legislative session ended March 8. It was the second year in the biennium, meaning that it was a short session of only 60 days. Despite the tight time frame, we passed a lot of new legislation that will... READ MORE
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor Inslee to sign Access to Democracy bills | News - March 15, 2018
    Who: Rep. Zack Hudgins (D-Tukwila) What: Bill signing with Governor Jay Inslee When: Monday, March 19 2:30 p.m. Where: Foster High School – 4242 S 144th St, Tukwila, WA 98168 Why: Governor Inslee will be signing a package of bills... READ MORE
  • Washington State Legislature passes historic election reforms | News - March 8, 2018
    This has been a historic in year for Washington in regards to our elections and voting system. This year in Olympia, we passed election reforms (many with bipartisan support) aimed at improving ballot access, increasing campaign finance transparency, boosting turnout,... READ MORE
  • Contact

    Olympia Address:
    LEG 438A
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7956

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    District Address:
    1200 12th Ave S,
    Seattle WA 98144
    Suite 801

    (206) 501-2233

    Legislative Assistant:
    Alice MacLean
    Email: Alice.MacLean@leg.wa.gov

    Toll-free Hotline:
    1-800-562-6000
    1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

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    Jamie Nixon, Communications Specialist
    (360) 786-7202
    Jamie.Nixon@leg.wa.gov

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    (360) 786-7208
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