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

  • End of session wrap-up! | - May 5, 2017
    As we near the end of the 105-day legislative session, all eyes are on budget negotiations. As you know, the legislature is working on complying with the Supreme Court’s McCleary order to fully fund basic education – while also funding... READ MORE
  • House budget proposal | - May 5, 2017
    The single most important piece of policy we work on in Olympia is the state two-year budget. This year’s proposal in the House is over $44 billion. It is a big and serious undertaking, and the detail-oriented hard work on... READ MORE
  • Legislator Profiles: Representative Zack Hudgins | - March 27, 2017
  • Olympia update: Cut-off week | - March 21, 2017
    Dear Friends & Neighbors This week was House of Origin Cutoff week, which is the deadline for bills that started in the House of Representatives to be voted out. I was pleased that 10 bills I was the primary sponsor... READ MORE
  • Legislative Update | - March 21, 2017
    Hello Friends & Neighbors, We are just over half way through the 105 day legislative session, and I wanted to take a few minutes to give you an update on what is happening in Olympia. Bills I’m watching. While I... READ MORE
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