GET TO KNOW ZACH
Zach Churchill was born and raised in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He is a descendant of Lebanese immigrants and the son of a hard-working teacher and entrepreneur. His upbringing instilled in him the core values that guide him to this day.
Studying at Saint Mary’s University, Zach earned a Bachelor of Arts. During his time there, he saw opportunities to speak up for others – doing so on issues of equality, and the need for everyone to be able to access to education. Building on his experience as a student leader, Zach joined the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA), representing students across Canada.
At the age of 26, Zach saw an opportunity to return to his roots in Yarmouth, and give back to his hometown. He was first elected in a by-election in 2010, and has served as the MLA for Yarmouth since. He has been a community-focused representative, and his dedication to his constituents is demonstrated in having been elected four times with some of the largest margins of victory amongst his colleagues.
Zach currently lives in Yarmouth with his wife Katie, who is an Optometrist and small business owner, and their two young daughters, Cecelia and Eva.