About Rep. Alex Ybarra
Initially appointed, Alex Ybarra was later elected in 2019 as the state representative for the 13th District, which includes Lincoln and Kittitas counties and parts of Grant and Yakima counties.
Alex's legislative priorities include protecting taxpayers, amply funding schools, creating more family-wage jobs, finding solutions to water issues and supporting agriculture. He is a strong advocate for economic growth and wants to see more doors of opportunity opened to the residents of the communities he serves.
Alex sits on the House Appropriations, Civil Rights and Judiciary, Education, and Consumer Protection and Business committees. Although deeply committed to civil debate and willing to work across the aisle, he remains true to his conservative roots.
Alex graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and also holds a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He spent 14 years working for the Rocket Research Company as an engineer for military and aerospace products and is currently employed by the Grant County Public Utility District as their reliability and compliance auditor.
Alex has worked on several legislative task forces and state commissions, including his 2016 appointment by the governor to the state Commission on Hispanic Affairs. Active in his community, Alex is the former director for the Quincy School Board and also served as the vice president for the Washington State School Directors Association.
Alex is a life-long resident of Quincy. His daughter, Micaela, is a full-time university student in Utah.