Vote Zach Duckworth for State Senate
(Zach and Carly pictured with their children Grace and Logan)
Zach and his wife Carly met while attending Jr. High in Lakeville, became high school sweethearts, graduated together, and attended the University of St. Thomas before returning to Lakeville to raise their family.
Zach has humbled to pay a visit to a local elementary school to speak about Veteran's Day. They learned about the Army Values and what it means to be a good leader and role model. Their patriotism was truly inspiring.
Zach continues to serve proudly as a volunteer fire fighter with the Lakeville Fire Department responding to structure fires, medical emergencies, vehicle accidents, etc. Lakeville often responds to calls for mutual aid in Farmington, Apple Valley, and surrounding townships when necessary.
At the age of 17 and while still in high school, Zach enlisted in the Minnesota Army National Guard as an Infantryman. He commissioned as an Infantry Officer from the University of Minnesota's Army ROTC program and deployed to the Middle East as a Platoon Leader. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service overseas and most recently finished commanding Attack Company of the 2-135 Infantry Battalion based in West St. Paul. 2020 will mark his 15th year of continued service to our state and country. (Use of military rank, job titles, or photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of Defense, US Army, or Minnesota National Guard)
Visiting classrooms throughout the school district is the most rewarding part of Zach's service on the school board.