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.
In the past, Zack served as the Chair of the Government Appropriations committee, which oversaw approximately $3 billion for 68 state agencies including the Departments of Corrections, Ecology, Commerce and Agriculture. He has also been on the Transportation Committee, the Technology and Economic Development Committee, the Commerce and Labor Committee, the State Technology Services Board, and the State Arts Commission. He is a member of the National Conference of State Legislature's Cyber Security Task Force.
As the current Chair of the State Government, Elections and Information Technology Committee, Zack led the House in ushering through the large "access to democracy" package of bills including: Automatic Voter Voter Registration; 16/17 year old pre-registration; Same Day/Election Day voter registration; the DISCLOSE Act - to shine light on campaign finance; a Campaign Finance Public Disclosure statute update; the Washington Voting Rights Act; and a new Election Integrity auditing bill.
Zack lives in Tukwila with his wife, Gabriela and their young son (who goes to the local public school.)