Zac is a Democratic candidate for District 108 of the Texas House of Representatives. He began his career at a software company before going to law school at South Texas College of Law Houston. Zac is a partner with McDole Williams where he practices intellectual property law and commercial litigation. He has been named a Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyer every year since 2011. He has helped entrepreneurs and small business owners achieve the American Dream of creating a successful company, several of which manufacture their products locally in Dallas, Texas.
Throughout his career, Zac has also helped many employees who have been treated unfairly at work. He has assisted women who were the victims of sexual harassment, as well as black or Latino employees who experienced discrimination in the workplace. He has also represented employees who were terminated after becoming disabled or for taking time off because of an illness, causing them to lose both their job and their insurance while trying to recover from a severe medical condition.
Zac is married to Jennifer Duffy, who grew up in Lake Highlands and currently teaches Spanish at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. They have an eight-year-old who attends a public elementary school in DISD that Jennifer has taught to be bilingual. Zac and Jennifer are active in Munger Place United Methodist Church and their community in East Dallas. In addition to volunteering with local non-profits that serve the poor in their neighborhood, Zac formed the Friends of Garrett Park organization to improve a local park originally designed by architect George Kessler in 1915.
Zac and Jennifer were inspired to get more active politically after the last presidential election. In January, they discovered a group named Indivisible that is focused on holding each member of Congress accountable for his or her vote. They started a small Indivisible group with a few friends and helped form the Indivisible TX-32 Congressional District group on Super Bowl Sunday at a house in University Park. Zac attended the town hall held by Congressman Pete Sessions with other members of Indivisible TX-32 and later announced his run for the Texas House of Representatives.
The Campaign to Flip District 108
Zac decided to run for the Texas Legislature because simply getting rid of Donald Trump or Pete Sessions won’t solve our problems. We need people at every level dedicated to the core values of our communities and the future of our children. That is why Zac is asking for the opportunity to represent you in the Texas House.
This campaign is about making our society stronger and building a better future for every Texan. Our representatives should focus on solving real problems and helping people. Instead, we have been handed bathroom bills, guns on college campuses, attacks on vulnerable populations, and a rising teen pregnancy crisis. We need to remove barriers to opportunity and ensure that everyone can succeed if they are willing to put in the work. That means better health care, expanded insurance, a living wage, and investments in education to support the next generation of entrepreneurs. Sign up here to get involved!