By The Hill Staff - 07/25/12 09:00 AM EDT
Political party: Republican
Relationship status: Engaged
A 25-year-old engaged Southern gentleman, Zach Hunter returns home to Georgia, and people wonder why he’s walking so fast.
“It’s definitely more fast-paced up here,” says Hunter, who is planning a December wedding. “They look at me funny sometimes when I walk quickly down the sidewalk.”
The Republican has been in Washington for two years. He left Rep. Phil Gingrey’s (R-Ga.) office earlier this year to work in the communications office for the American Action Network and the American Action Forum, a job he calls “more 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. than 9 to 5.”
Once Hunter leaves work, he often makes his way to Matchbox for a Lemon Quencher martini.
“I love the fact that everything in this city is so accessible,” he says. “You don’t have to make plans until the day you want to do something, if you don’t want to.”
Hunter lives behind the Supreme Court and keeps fit by attending the nearby Gold’s Gym. His daily routine includes eggs for breakfast, and he describes himself as a “shower-and-brush-my-teeth kind of guy.”
He ran track at the University of Georgia, and returns to his home state as often as he can to visit his brother and two sisters.
— Kate Oczypok