- The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, J.D., 1986
- Kenyon College, B.A., 1983
Former Congressman Zachary T. Space (D-OH) is a principal for Vorys Advisors LLC, a wholly owned affiliate of the law firm, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP. Zack provides business and strategic government relations services to businesses and organizations.
During his tenure representing Ohio’s 18th Congressional District, Zack served on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. He also served on its Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection; Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet; and Subcommittee on Health. Zack's work in Congress focused on growing the manufacturing, technology and energy sectors of the southeastern and central Ohio economies.
Zack has been a dedicated public servant. Prior to being elected to Congress, he served as the law director for Dover, Ohio and as a board member of the Tuscarawas County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.
Zack is also a successful small-business owner. He and his father opened the law firm Space & Space Company, LPA in 1986, and he worked as an attorney at the firm for nearly 20 years. Zack also worked as a public defender and served as special counsel to former Ohio Attorneys General Anthony Celebrezze and Lee Fisher.
Zack received his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He received his B.A. in political science from Kenyon College, where he was awarded All-American honors while playing football for the Kenyon Lords.
Vorys Advisors is not involved in the provision of legal services.
Professional and Community Activities
- Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Board of Directors
- Ohio Association of Non-profit Organizations, Board of Directors
- CoalBlue, Board of Directors
- Tuscarawas County Board of Elections, Member
- Clean Fuels Ohio, Policy Committee Member
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Mid-Ohio Chapter, Steering Committee Member
- Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Past Board Member
Honors & Awards
- Broadband Hero Award, Connect Ohio, 2011
- Congressional Award, Development District of Appalachia, 2008
- Distinguished Leadership in Diabetes Policy Award, Stop Diabetes, 2010
- Distinguished Community Health Defender Award, National Association of Community Health Centers
- 7/19/2016Space Featured in WBUR Story Titled “Kenyon College, In Rural Ohio, Considers State's Politics As Republicans Descend On Cleveland”Zack Space, a principal with Vorys Advisors, was featured in a WBUR (Boston) story about Kenyon College, the school’s history and the importance of Ohio in presidential elections.
- 6/24/2016Space Featured in Columbus Dispatch Article Titled “Advocates Seek Return to Civility Amid Caustic Campaign”Zack Space, a principal with Vorys Advisors and a former member of congress, was quoted in a Columbus Dispatch story about the #ReviveCivility campaign.
- 7/14/2015Zack Space, a principal with Vorys Advisors, was featured in a Roll Call story titled “Zack Space in a Better Space | Life After Congress.”
- 6/19/2015Zack Space, a principal with Vorys Advisors, was featured in Columbus Business First’s 2015 “20 People to Know in Energy” List. According to the paper, individuals on the list “are front and center in the industry.”
- 3/28/2015Zack Space, a principal with Vorys Advisors, was quoted in a Herald-Star story titled “Franciscan Announces Development Plans.”
- 3/19/2015Zack Space, a principal with Vorys Advisors, was quoted in a Herald-Star story titled “Green Strip Development Plans Take Spotlight.”
- 12/18/2014Zack Space, a principal with Vorys Advisors, was recently a guest on Focus Washington. During his interview on the show, he discussed coal and shale’s impact on Ohio’s economy.
- 12/15/2014Space Quoted in Energy Wire Story Titled "Industry, Enviros Dissect Mess of Litigation as Year Closes"Zack Space, a principal with Vorys Advisors, was quoted in an Energy Wire story titled “Industry, Enviros Dissect Mess of Litigation as Year Closes.”
- 12/10/2014Space Featured in E&E Story Titled “Former Blue Dog Congressman, Focusing on Energy, Helps Lead Lobby Firm Growth”Zack Space, a principal with Vorys Advisors, was the focus of an E&E story titled “Former Blue Dog Congressman, Focusing on Energy, Helps Lead Lobby Firm Growth.”
- 1/23/2013Vorys hosted a gathering to celebrate the inauguration of President Obama on January 21. The celebration was featured in a Legal BisNow story entitled “Inauguration Day Roundup.”
- 10/18/2012Space featured in Columbus Dispatch Story on Ohio Congressional and Legislative Redistricting ReformZack Space, a principal with Vorys Advisors, was quoted throughout a Columbus Dispatch story entitled “Is Issue 2 the Best Way to Improve System?.” The story highlighted a debate that Space participated in about the drawing of Ohio’s legislative and congressional districts.
- 4/3/2012Vorys Advisors’ Zack Space Featured in Coshocton Tribune Story on Shale Drilling Benefits for Local GovernmentZack Space, a principal with Vorys Advisors, was featured in a Coshocton Tribune story about the economic impact of drilling in the Utica Shale titled “Zack Space shares shale impact information.”
- 1/24/2012Former Congressman Zack Space (D-OH), a principal for Vorys Advisors, sat down with Chuck Conconi, the host of Focus Washington, to discuss his new role at Vorys Advisors, politics in Ohio and the 2012 presidential race.
- 12/12/2011Zack Space, former member of Congress and a principal with Vorys Advisors LLC, has received the Broadband Hero Award from Connect Ohio.
- 11/15/2011Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease is pleased to announce that former Congressman Zachary T. Space (D-OH) has joined Vorys Advisors LLC, a wholly owned affiliate of the firm.
- 7/11/2016Zack Space, Principal of Vorys Advisors LLC, was a speaker on July 11, 2016 at the a meeting hosted by the National Institute for Civil Discourse titled “Reaffirming American Values: Combatting Anti-Muslim Speech and Behavior.”
- 5/20/2014Zack Space, Principal, Vorys Advisors LLC, served as a moderator for the 3rd Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference hosted by the Ohio University Voinovich School on May 20, 2014.
- 5/7/2013Zack Space, Principal, Vorys Advisors LLC, served as a moderator for the CE3 Energy Webinar Series hosted by the Consortium for Energy, Economics & the Environment at the Ohio University Voinovich School on May 7, 2013.
- 11/9/2016This alert details results of the 2016 general election.
- 6/9/2016Zack Space, a principal with Vorys Advisors and a former member of congress, co-authored an article for The Hill titled “Politics is Not War.”
- 12/18/2015Members of the Ohio House and Senate concluded their formal work schedule for 2015 last week with a flurry of activity aimed at finalizing pending legislative issues before heading back to their respective districts for the holidays. They are expected to return to Columbus January 20th for a very limited schedule prior to the March 15th Primary Election.
- 8/10/2015Zack Space, a principal with Vorys Advisors, authored an op-ed for the Zanesville Times-Recorder titled “Social Security Needs Strengthened for Future Users.”
- 8/7/2015Zack Space, a principal with Vorys Advisors, authored an op-ed for The Hill that focused on the relationship between the United States and Greece.
- 6/23/2015Ohio Statehouse Update: House-Senate Conference Committee Working to Finalize Biennial Budget Bill This WeekAs the deadline for passage of Ohio’s budget bill looms, a House-Senate Conference Committee worked over the weekend and is expected to meet to report a compromise version of House Bill 64, the state’s two-year main operating budget bill, by mid-week.
- 4/1/2015Zack Space, a principal with Vorys Advisors, authored an op-ed, “What to Do About Climate Change?,” for The Hill.
- 1/15/2015Speaker of the House Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and House Minority Leader Rep. Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) announced House committee leadership positions this week for the new two-year session.
- 12/23/2014Ohio Statehouse Update: Ohio General Assembly Concludes Work – Passes Flurry of Legislation in Lame DuckMembers of the 130th Ohio General Assembly officially finished their business and headed home after the conclusion of a lengthy Ohio House floor session December 17. The hectic final days were notable both for the legislation that passed as well as for some high profile bills that did not pass.
- 11/5/2014This alert details results of the 2014 general election.
- 10/6/2014Zack Space, a principal with Vorys Advisors, authored an op-ed for The Hill titled “Fueling America’s Future with Clean Coal.”
- 9/19/2014The latest edition of the Ohio Statehouse Update covers two high profile pieces of legislation that were passed this spring, as well as ongoing legislative committee hearings and meetings regarding pending bills and policy issues.
- 9/16/2014Stepping Up to the Challenge: How Local Communities in the Utica Shale Play are Taking Advantage of the BoomZack Space, a principal with Vorys Advisors, authored "Stepping Up to the Challenge: How Local Communities in the Utica Shale Play are Taking Advantage of the Boom" for the Oil & Gas Monitor.
- 5/28/2014Legislators returned to Columbus this week after the Memorial Day weekend for what is likely their last two weeks of work before they break for the summer. Several high profile bills are scheduled for action before the summer break. They include SB 310, a controversial measure to put a two-year freeze on renewable and alternative energy standards, and HB 483, one of the Mid Biennial Budget Review (MBR) bills introduced by Governor John Kasich earlier this year.
- 3/25/2014The state’s two-year Capital Appropriations measure, House Bill 497, was introduced in the Ohio House on March 18. This year’s Capital Bill allocates $2.39 billion, largely bond-backed funding for brick-and-mortar construction and renovation projects for state agencies, colleges, universities and school districts. Also, for the first time in six years, the Capital Bill goes beyond funding construction and renovation needs for state-owned properties, providing approximately $160 million in funding for additional “community projects” identified as priorities across various regions of the state.
- 2/25/2014Ohio Statehouse Update: Governor Kasich Announces New Initiatives at Ohio State of the State AddressGovernor John R. Kasich announced new policy initiatives relating to education, workforce development and tax reform at his Monday night State of the State address in Medina. His proposals will be presented to the legislature as part of the Mid-Biennial Budget Review (MBR). The timetable for introduction of the MBR remains uncertain.
- 9/27/2013Just like the students who head back to school in August and the birds that start their journey south for the winter, legislators began their migration to Columbus in September. And your U. S. senators and congressmen are back at work in Washington.
- 7/1/2013On Sunday evening, Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 59, the state's two-year, $62 billion budget into law, just in time for the beginning of the new state fiscal year on July 1, 2013.
- 6/26/2013Ohio Statehouse Update: House-Senate Conference Committee Reports Compromise Version of State Budget BillLast night on a 4-2 party line vote the Conference Committee on House Bill 59, led by the chairmen of the House and Senate Finance Committees, Rep. Ron Amstutz (R-Wooster) and Sen. Scott Oelslager (R-Canton), reported a compromise version of the state’s biennial budget bill that will now head to the House and Senate floor for a final vote to accept the changes.
- 5/29/2013Yesterday afternoon the Senate Finance Committee unveiled a substitute version of House Bill 59, the state biennial budget bill. The substitute legislation incorporates many changes, significant among which is the replacement of an across-the-board 7% income tax cut proposed in the House-passed version of the bill with a tax cut package specifically targeted at helping small businesses in Ohio.
- 4/10/2013The Ohio House Finance and Appropriations Committee accepted a substitute version of House Bill 59, the state’s biennial budget bill, at a hearing yesterday afternoon. Among numerous significant changes in the bill, the substitute legislation removes Governor Kasich’s proposed tax reforms and replaces them with an across the board 7% income tax reduction, and removes the proposed expansion of Medicaid that was projected to leverage $2.4 billion in federal funds to provide coverage for uninsured Ohioans over the next two years.
- 12/19/2012On Thursday, the Ohio General Assembly concluded its business for the 2011-2012 legislative session. The House and Senate debated a number of important measures during the fast-paced "Lame Duck"session following the November general election.
- 11/7/2012This alert details results of the 2012 primary election.
- 10/25/2012With the elections right around the corner, Vorys is providing you with unique insights from both sides of the aisle on the upcoming races.
- 10/3/2012With the November 6 General Election only five weeks away, the political campaign season is kicking into high gear. Here is a preview of the major candidate races and issues that will be on the ballot in Ohio.
- 10/1/2012The Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission held its first meeting on September 13, 2012. The Commission was created through the passage of House Bill 188 earlier this year, and is tasked with conducting a comprehensive review of the Ohio Constitution, and making recommendations to the General Assembly regarding changes to the Constitution, including recommendations for changes to the process for proposing constitutional amendments.
- 2/29/2012Every 10 years, following the census, the Ohio Apportionment Board is tasked with redrawing Ohio’s House and Senate districts to reflect changes in population. The Ohio legislative districts must include 99 House Districts and 33 Senate Districts.