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Zack Hudgins

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Zack Hudgins
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Washington House Of Representatives District 11a
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 12
Majority Floor Leader, Washington State House of Representatives
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
Bachelor'sUniversity of Notre Dame, 1990
Date of birth12/12/1968
Place of birthAustin, TX
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
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.


Hudgins earned his BA 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 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


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

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


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


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


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.



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.[2][3]

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


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Zach Hudgins was re-elected to the Washington State 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. [4]

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%


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).[5]

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]


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Hudgins was up for re-election, he collected $45,731 in donations.[7]

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


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


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. [8]


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.[9]

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