Zooey Zephyr is an American politician and university administrator who represents Missoula in the 100th district in the Montana House of Representatives.
Zephyr was born in Billings, Montana and attended the University of Washington before returning to Montana for grad school and work at the University of Montana.
She worked in the university’s biology department and later in the provost’s office, where she focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion among the faculty. She is also known for playing video games competitively.
Zephyr’s platform focused on addressing housing inequality, healthcare, infrastructure, and climate change in Montana, while fighting for human rights such as voting and trans rights and prison reform.
Is Zooey Zephyr a Woman, Man or Transgender?
Zooey Zephyr is a 34-year-old transgender woman, she won the 2022 election and became Montana’s first transgender lawmaker.
She ran on a progressive platform that focused on fighting for social and economic justice, voting and trans rights, prison reform, and addressing areas where Montana is failing.
The Republican-controlled House barred Zephyr from participating on the House floor for the rest of the 2023 session. However, she will be allowed to vote on legislation remotely.
Zephyr called the decision “a disturbing affront to democracy” and pledged to remain committed to serving her community.