San Diego Regional Coordinator, External Affairs, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
Zach Bunshaft (he/him/his) grew up in San Diego and is committed to making the region an even better place to live for all. After graduating from Grossmont College he transferred to San Diego State University, where he received a B.A. in Social Science. After graduation, Zach moved to Washington DC to work in the legislative office of Congresswoman Susan A. Davis as a Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent. Following a year on Capitol Hill, Zach moved back to San Diego to work as a Community Representative in the Congresswoman’s district office. In this role, he assisted the Congresswoman with issues surrounding housing, transportation, and the environment, among others, and helped constituents navigate through issues with the federal government. Zach was recently appointed to serve as the San Diego Regional Coordinator of External Affairs for the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom. Zach is an elected member of the Uptown Community Planning Group, where he serves as Secretary. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Young Professionals Council - A Program of the San Diego LGBT Center, dedicated to uplifting the next generation of LGBTQ+ and allied San Diegans. In his spare time, which he has very little of, Zach enjoys dogs, doggies, and doggos.