On the first day of the 2019 legislative session, commissioners from Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln and Yakima counties appointed longtime Quincy resident Alex Ybarra to the state House of Representatives to fill a vacant seat in the delegation. Ybarra was immediately sworn in upon appointment and will join Sen. Judy Warnick and Rep. Tom Dent as part of the 13th District delegation in Olympia for the 105-day legislative session.
Ybarra is no stranger to Olympia, serving on several legislative task forces and state commissions, and will be a familiar face when he takes his seat in the Legislature.
Warnick, R-Moses Lake, who has worked with Ybarra on a variety of policy issues over the past several years, welcomed his appointment.
“I first met Alex at an education listening tour in the district and I knew then that he would make a dynamic public servant,” said Warnick. “His personal story and passion for serving the community are evident. Our district has an outstanding new Representative working for them in Olympia.”
Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, has also worked with Ybarra in Olympia on energy and education issues, noting, “Alex is an extremely hard worker. He’s knowledgeable, insightful and able to get things done. The people of the 13th District have someone who is going to make sure their voice is heard in the Legislature.”
This press release was provided by the Washington State Senate Republican Caucus.