Zack for Duluth 2017-11-05T01:50:46+00:00

BUILDING A STRONGER COMMUNITY

EVERYONE deserves to make a life here. My values come from my parents and grandparents who taught me to always stand up for working people, to protect our environment, and most importantly, to never forget where we come from. As a City Councilor, I know there is no challenge we face as Duluthians that cannot be solved by what makes us special – our optimism, engagement and tenacity.

Economic Equity

We need more living wage jobs in Duluth so the over 22% of us who live in poverty have the opportunity to live a better life. I will continue to support measures like “Earned Safe and Sick Time,” because o one should have to make the choice between getting healthy and getting a paycheck and I will work to ensure a local economy that works for everyone. 

Environment

Duluth’s parks and open spaces are the main reasons why so many of us call Duluth home. These vital, public resources need to be preserved so they can be enjoyed for decades to come. I will continue to focus on protecting Duluth’s 62 streams, creeks, and waterways and preserve our environment through recycling initiatives, bikeability and supporting 80% less emissions by 2050.

Public Safety

Keeping us safe is the one most important function of municipal government. I will continue to support a community-led and prevention focused safety model and the safety staff and firefighters are committed to their work and our community.

Infrastructure

The bottom line is Duluth’s infrastructure needs work. We must be judicious of infrastructure maintenance costs and improve what we currently have. We need to focus on repairing our infrastructure above and below our streets through sustainable and local development.

At 25, Zack was the youngest Council President in the history of Duluth. He is supported by many organizations, including Labor and the DFL, and is a strong advocate for working people. As an accountant works with small businesses and individuals to understand their resources. As Council President, Zack brought forward the Earned Sick and Safe Time initiative and appointed the task force currently working to bring this important benefit to all workers. This year was his 6th year going to our State Capital as a part of Duluth & St. Louis County Days to lobby on behalf of our city and community projects. He has built solid working relationships with other public officials in the region on the County Board and with our state representatives. 

ZACK IS A HOMEGROWN Duluthian, and grew up in the East Hillside neighborhood next to Chester Creek. After graduating from Duluth Central High School he went on to earn his Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2012. Zack is currently the Treasurer for the Duluth economic Development Authority. Previously, he was the Treasurer to the Duluth 1200 Fund, where he voted to grant low interest loans to small businesses to hire additional workers with strong wage requirements. As an accountant he understands that our communities growth is rooted in economic equity. He was also a member of the Metropolitan Interstate Council, Public Utilities Member, board member of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, Great Lakes Aquarium, Duluth Preservation Alliance and the 7th Senate District DFL. The Duluth News Tribune named Zack a member of 2016’s “20 Under 40.”

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