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

  • Jesse Jones’ Push for ‘Free Credit Freeze For All’ Heads to Governor’s Desk | - March 7, 2018
    From JesseJones.com – Jesse Jones has been on his crusade for ‘Free Credit Freezes for All’ since last year.  He wanted to make sure Washington consumers would not have to pay the ten dollar fee to freeze and unfreeze their credit.... READ MORE
  • Washington Voting Rights Act passes legislature | - March 7, 2018
    From The Seattle Globalist – The Washington Voting Rights Act has passed both chambers of the legislature — sending the bill to Gov Jay Inslee. … “It sets up a collaborative process for communities to work it out before you have to go to... READ MORE
  • Washington’s Voting Rights Act aims to give minorities more voice at polls | - March 7, 2018
    From KUOW.org – State lawmakers passed the Washington Voting Rights Act this week, meant to give underrepresented minority groups a larger voice in elections. And that could mean more district-based voting in the future. … He (Rep. Hudgins) added: “We say... READ MORE
  • Legislature passes Rep. Hudgins sponsored bill aimed at securing Washington’s elections | News - March 7, 2018
    OLYMPIA – Our republic needs good participation in order to stay robust. Participation is the result of many factors – what’s on the ballot, ease of participating, and how transparent and accurate the elections are. This year, the legislature is... READ MORE
  • Bill removing fees on credit freezes for consumers moves forward | News - February 26, 2018
    OLYMPIA – The House and Senate continue to work together to protect consumers after the largest credit reporting agency breach in history. Bills that would eliminate the $10 fee currently in state law advanced in both chambers to the Rules... 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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