Zack Hudgins

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Zack Hudgins
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Washington House of Representatives District 11a
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Floor Leader, Washington State House of Representatives
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Notre Dame, 1990
Personal
Birthday12/12/1968
Place of birthAustin, TX
ProfessionEducator
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Zack Hudgins (b. December 12, 1968) is a Democratic member of the State of Washington House of Representatives, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He is currently serving as Majority Floor Leader.

Biography

Hudgins earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1990. Hudgins' experience includes being a consultant/manager for various United States Congressional Campaigns from 1990 to 1997. He also worked for Amazon.com as a project manager from 1997 to 2001, and in 2002, he was a program manager for Excel Data Corporation of Microsoft.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hudgins served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Business and Financial Services
Technology and Economic Development
Joint Administrative Rules Review

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hudgins served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hudgins served on the following committees:

Issues

Petition regulation legislation

Hudgins is a co-sponsor of Washington House Bill 2601, a bill introduced in January 2008 that imposes aggressive new regulations on petition circulators.

Elections

2014

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Zack Hudgins was unopposed in the primary. Hudgins is unopposed in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hudgins won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 11a. Hudgins was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and defeated Jim Flynn (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 11a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngZack Hudgins Incumbent 77% 33,501
     Democratic Jim Flynn 23% 9,981
Total Votes 43,482

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Zach Hudgins was re-elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 11. He defeated Sarah Sanoy-Wright in the November 2, 2010, general election. Hudgins ran unopposed in the August 17 primary.

Washington House of Representatives, District 11a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Zack Hudgins (D) 22,189
Sarah Sanoy-Wright (I) 8,004
Washington House of Representatives, District 11a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Zack Hudgins (D) 11,107 72.57%
Green check mark transparent.png Sarah Sanoy-Wright 4,199 27.43%

2008

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Zach Hudgins won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 11 receiving 72.10% of the vote (27,817 votes), defeating Republican David M. Morris who received 27.90% of the vote (10,764 votes).

Washington House of Representatives, District 11(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Zach Hudgins (D) 27,817 72.10%
David M. Morris (R) 10,764 27.90%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[6] Comprehensive donor information for Hudgins is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Hudgins raised a total of $349,507 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[7]

Zack Hudgins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 11 Won $88,505
2010 Washington State House, District 11 Won $45,731
2008 Washington State House, District 11 Won $45,422
2006 Washington State House, District 11 Won $39,540
2004 Washington State House, District 11 Won $44,647
2002 Washington State House, District 11 Won $85,662
Grand Total Raised $349,507

2012

Hudgins won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hudgins raised a total of $88,505.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Zack Hudgins's campaign in 2012
Hudgins, Zachary$19,214
Tupper Jr, James A$2,300
Progressive Casualty Insurance$1,800
Washington Healthcare Association$1,800
Washington Indian Gaming Association$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$88,505
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Hudgins was up for re-election, he collected $45,731 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Zack Hudgins's campaign in 2010
Washington Credit Union League$1,600
Pacific Northwest Regional Council Of Carpenters$1,600
Delta Dental$1,600
Puget Sound Pilots$1,600
Washington State Building Trades Council$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $45,731

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Zack Hudgins's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Service Employees Local 925 $1,600
Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters $1,600
Washington Indian Gaming Association $1,600
Qwest Communications $1,500
Bob Hasegawa $1,500

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes for or against CCF's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "small business interests."
Legislators are scored on their stances on pro-choice issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on their "work to support and advance the UW and higher education."
Legislators are scored on their stances on environmental protection issues.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WSLC's position.

2012

In 2012, the 62nd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 9 to March 8.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on 25 bills identified as WCAN to have "the most direct

impact on racial equity."

Legislators are scored on their stances on environmental protection issues.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WCU's position.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WSLC's position.

Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session.[11] The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes.[11] Hudgins missed 7 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.

Freedom Foundation

See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List

The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed taxes and fees. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax and fee increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.[12]

2012

Hudgins proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $2.14 billion, the 34th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues.[13] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Hudgins voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Zack Hudgins
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
N Y Y N

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Washington House of Representatives District 11
2003–present
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