Steve Ybarra

Steven J. Ybarra J.D. is a retired attorney who specializes in management consulting for public and private industry.

Mr. Ybarra has a varied background that allows him to advise on all aspects of public governmental issues. He has served as the Deputy Secretary of the California Health and Welfare Agency, General Counsel for the Mental Health Division of the Department of Health for American Samoa, Executive Assistant for the Director of the Department of Human Services for the District of Columbia and various other public sector jobs. In his management capacities, he has been responsible for as much as $ 10 billion dollars and thousands of employees.

His business management clientele has included the Mexican Museum and Sacramento Employment Training Agency. He also specializes in law office management and computerization of legal practices. He is a trainer in strategic planning and budget preparation for small and medium businesses.

With his degree in communication, he teaches at Sacramento City College where he is a member of AFT. He lectures privately on issues of race discrimination and sexual harassment. He has served as a court qualified expert witness in the area of bilingual communication.

He is the author of Changing Laws Changing Times and Civility in the Workplace, the Fair Treatment of Workers training handbooks related to discrimination. He was the attorney responsible for the Civil Rights Act of 1868 being applied to the Territory of American Samoa. He is an investigator and consultant on a private basis on discrimination cases to law firms and individual companies. His company is the holder of a Master Services Agreement with the State of California and is certified Small Business by the State of California.

His clientele has included the following: Department of Justice (Investigations Division), Department of Health (Medical Fraud Investigations Division), Department of Fish and Game, Department of Rehabilitation, Governors Office of Emergency Services, Department of General Services, Los Rios Community College District Training Source and the Department of Veterans Affairs. In the utility industry, his clients have included Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

He is the Former Chair of the Chicano Latino Caucus of the Democratic Party and as a member of the DNC he is the Pacific Regional Vice Chair for the DNC Hispanic Caucus for the seven western states and possesions. He also serves as a member of the Executive Board of the California Democratic Party. Since he has been Chair of the Caucus, it has actively involved itself in 59 absentee ballot campaigns helping to re-energize local County Central Committees in California and other states. The Chicano Latino Caucus has been involved in every major state and federal campaign providing training and monetary participation for Absentee ballot campaigns aimed at increasing the voter participation of ignored Democratic voters.

He was the director for absentee operations for the Oregon Coordinated campaign and Director of Voter Operations for Pueblo Colorado for Al Gore in 2000. He was the director of GOTV operations for the Warner Campaign in Virginia. He is presently serving as Chair of the Committee on new citizens' outreach and voter registration for the DNC Hispanic Caucus and is the Pacific Regional Director for the DNC Hispanic Caucus.

He was the sponsor of AB 1520 which permits any voter in California to permanently vote by mail in any election without having to submit another application which became effective January, 2002. He is the recipient of numerous awards for political and public service.