Thank you for visiting my web page. It’s an honor to serve the 13th District in Olympia. Within these pages, you can learn more about me, my legislative priorities and what I’m working on. I also invite you to sign up for my email updates.

Born and raised in Quincy, I know and love the people and way of life of our region. It’s crucial we protect, nurture and grow the economy for us and future generations. That’s why access to water and supporting the agricultural industry are top priorities for me. We need to help, not hinder farmers and ranchers. Additionally, as a parent and long-time Quincy School Board member, I’m committed to expanding and supporting educational opportunities for all the children in our state.

There are many challenges facing our communities. As your state representative, I’ll do my best to find solutions while remaining a powerful advocate for our region’s values. Along with standing against burdensome tax increases, as a strong conservative, I will support public policy that makes the government more efficient and accountable for the money it spends.

Hearing from you helps me do a better job representing our district in Olympia. My door is always open. Please contact me anytime with your comments, questions or concerns about state government-related matters.

Rep. Alex Ybarra
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My Priorities

Making Washington affordable again

Many Washingtonians find the state unaffordable due to new taxes, fees, and regulations, combined with a lack of tax relief. Furthermore, the cap-and-trade program has significantly increased fuel, energy, and grocery prices in the state. We need to halt the introduction of new, unnecessary taxes, end the long-term care program and payroll tax, and refund surplus tax dollars collected over the next four years to taxpayers.

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Addressing the public safety crisis

Recent anti-police reforms have caused significant damage that must be addressed. One important improvement is the recently reinstated vehicular pursuit laws, which enable police to chase individuals committing auto theft and other crimes. Additionally, I strongly advocate for increased funding for local law enforcement agencies to hire more officers and provide retention bonuses, which would improve both the workforce and morale within our police force.

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Improving the quality and availability of basic education

We need to prioritize students' needs. Despite increased funding for schools, too many students are falling behind. Declining national and state test scores emphasize the urgent need for action. Strategies such as hiring tutors and paraeducators can improve outcomes, particularly in math and reading. Additionally, ensuring school choice is crucial. Legislative solutions may include funding education savings accounts for low-income and special education-eligible students, as well as those in persistently failing schools.

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Meet Alex Ybarra

Initially appointed, Alex Ybarra was later elected in 2019 as the state representative for the 13th District, which encompasses portions of Grant, Kittitas, and Yakima counties. Alex’s legislative priorities include protecting taxpayers, adequately funding schools, fostering the creation of more family-wage jobs, addressing water issues, and supporting agriculture. He...

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