About Zach


I grew up hiking, camping, and enjoying the woods. I see how climate change is beginning to threaten the natural systems we care about and I want to be able to protect and pass our natural legacy on to the next generation. That's why I'm running for the Eugene Water and Electric Board. 

Work Experience

Pro-Environmental Lobbyist - Working to pass the Clean Energy Jobs bill to put a Cap on greenhouse gas emissions and invest funds raised from the State's largest polluters into energy efficiency and clean energy with a special emphasis on low income and rural communities.

Physics Researcher - Working to develop new types of brain sensors and optical implants at the UO's Materials Science Center.

Legislative Aide - Working for Representative Phil Barnhart to pass progressive policy on climate.

Volunteer Experience

Eugene Sustainability Commission - Chairing a climate committee that has drafted clean energy policies currently under consideration by City Council. These are a Home Energy Score Policy, that would list a homes energy use when listed for rent or sale, and an EV-Ready home policy, that would install wiring for EV's in all new construction so it is easy for a future homeowner to install a charger.

350 Eugene - Working to pass the City of Eugene's Climate Recovery Ordinance and helping the City reach its climate goals.

Founder, Divest UO - Working to get the University of Oregon Foundation to stop investing in fossil fuels.


B.S. in Physics, University of Oregon

B.S. in Political Science, University of Oregon

A.A. in General Studies, Central Oregon Community College

Endorsed By

Democratic Party of Lane County

Pacific Green Party of Lane County

Our Revolution Lane County

Sierra Club, Many Rivers Group

State Senator Lee Beyer

State Senator Floyd Prozanski

Mayor Lucy Vinis

Former Mayor Kitty Piercy

City Councilor Alan Zelenka

Sustainability Commission Chair Kevin O'Brian

Former EWEB Commissioner Sandra Bishop




  • Contact

    To mail a contribution:

    Friends of Zach Mulholland

    990 W 10th Ave

    Eugene, OR 97402