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

  • 2017 Day of Remembrance Speech | - December 15, 2017
    My remarks from the House Floor on February 15, 2017; The Day of Remembrance  
  • Information technology in government | - November 20, 2017
    State Government Committee discusses Information Technology and IT Projects  State Government, Elections, and Information Technology (SEIT), held a joint meeting this year with the Technology Services Board to discuss Information Technology and IT Projects. I helped start the TSB several years ago... READ MORE
  • Cybersecurity in the legislature | - November 20, 2017
    The Equifax breach: What you need to know Cyber attacks are an increasingly common and dangerous threat in the modern world. People are using the internet more for sensitive transactions like banking, applying for loans, and credit checks. At the... READ MORE
  • Credit freezes, ballot boxes, and the Legislative Page Program | - November 20, 2017
    Credit freezes In my last newsletter, I mentioned the Equifax credit breach and how you can see if your personal information has been affected. One frustrating aspect of data breaches is that consumers have to pay to have their credit... READ MORE
  • Back to School | - September 5, 2017
    I hope you have all been enjoying our nice weather and feel rested after the Labor Day weekend. The summer has been a wonderful opportunity to spend time with my son, for which I am very thankful. This week he... READ MORE
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    Olympia, WA
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    District Address:
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    (206) 501-2233
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