Zack Hudgins' father was a Navy pilot who later flew commercial Boeing 747s. His mother has been teaching economics for 30 years. With scholarships and hard work, Zack graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1990.
Before being elected to the State Legislature representing the 11th District in 2002, Zack worked for Amazon.com, Microsoft and was a founding board member of the Puget Sound Fisher House for Veterans.
During his time in the Legislature Zack has served as the Chair of the Government Appropriations committee, which oversees approximately $3 billion for 68 state agencies including the Departments of Corrections, Ecology, Commerce and Agriculture.
Zack lives in Tukwila with his wife, Gabriela and their young son.