Michael Maddux is the founder of #Hashtag, and continues to pay the bills to keep this project going. He is a homelessness and housing advocate. In 2015, he was a candidate for Seattle City Council in District 4, coming in just shy of victory (he lost) in the general election. Since then, he managed the 2016 Seattle Housing Levy campaign, was a semi-regular guest on KUOW's Week in Review, and started #Hashtag, while writing for other publications. Michael is a bicycle commuter, and a renter in Seattle's Eastlake neighborhood. He has previously served on the Parks Levy Oversight Committee, Parks Legacy Committee, and is the past Chair of the King County Young Democrats. He currently is the 2nd Vice Chair of the King County Democrats, Co-Vice Chair for Communications for the 43rd District Democrats, and serves on the Board of the Tenants Union of Washington.
Zachary Lubarsky joined #Hashtag in 2017. He is a housing advocate with a focus on meaningful and actionable ideas to create welcoming cities for all residents. Originally from New York City, Zach lives in Downtown Seattle, and when he isn't working, spends his time advocating for more housing types, inclusionary zoning, and effective transit connectivity.