About Rep. 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 advocates for economic growth and works to broaden the avenues of opportunity for the residents of the communities he represents.
Alex is the ranking member of the Postsecondary Education Workforce Committee, assistant ranking on the Environment and Energy Committee, and a member of the Labor and Workplace Standards Committee. 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 of 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 16 years working for Grant County Public Utility District in various leadership and analyst roles.
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 of the Quincy School Board and also served as the vice president of the Washington State School Directors Association.
Alex is a lifelong resident of Quincy. He has one grown daughter, Micaela.