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

  • Millions in construction budget for projects in the 11th Legislative District | News - January 18, 2018
    OLYMPIA—Thursday evening, the House of Representatives passed a $4.18 billion-investment capital budget on a 95-1 vote. SB 6090 includes a record $1 billion to build new public schools, a key provision to help school districts reduce K-3 class sizes, as... READ MORE
  • Automatic Voter Registration Could Come to Washington | News - January 18, 2018
    From The Seattle Weekly – Democratic legislators are pushing a number of bills to make voting easier. … Introduced last week, the automatic voter registration measure would register U.S. citizens to vote when they apply for or renew an enhanced driver’s license... READ MORE
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing on automatic voter registration. | News - January 15, 2018
    Who: Rep. Zack Hudgins (D-Tukwila), Chair of the State Government, Elections & Information Technology Committee What: Public hearing on House Bill 2595 establishing a system for automatic voter registration in Washington When: Tuesday, January 16, at 8:00 a.m. Where: House... READ MORE
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing on The Disclose Act and a bill on election security. | News - January 12, 2018
    Who: Rep. Zack Hudgins (D-Tukwila), Chair of the State Government, Elections & Information Technology Committee What: Public hearing on House Bill 2406 concerning election security practices around auditing and equipment, and House Bill 2455 increasing transparency of campaign contributions by... READ MORE
  • “Access to Democracy” Capitol Ideas Podcast with Zack Hudgins | News - January 9, 2018
    As you may be aware, House and Senate Democrats are teaming with Governor Inslee to deliver a package of legislation to enhance “Access to Democracy.” I recently recorded a podcast to discuss the legislation we are moving this year in... READ MORE
  • Contact

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

    (360) 786-7956

    Email Zack

    District Address:
    currently closed until the 2018 session ends

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

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

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

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    Dan Frizzell, Broadcast Coordinator
    (360) 786-7208
    Dan.Frizzell@leg.wa.gov

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