Born and raised in Wilmington, Victor Ibarra serves his community as Senior Field Representative for Democratic Caucus Chairman Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson of the 64th District.
An agent of change, Victor’s interest for political and economic equity stems from his grandfather’s involvement with Cesar Chavez and the fight for fair wages and worker’s rights. An internship with former Assemblymember Warren Furutani solidified Victor’s career aspirations and gave him a springboard for community organizing. Victor proudly identifies as First-Generation Queer Latino and is passionate about addressing the lack of political involvement and underrepresentation in his community. He graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in political science.
Victor serves on the board of directors for EXP a non-profit that aims at bridging industry and high schools together to build tomorrow’s workforce and provide career opportunities to students from underserved communities in Southern California. He serves as the co-chair for the Diversity Equity Inclusivity committee and is determined to provide equitable resources for all. Additionally, serves as the Chair of the Environmental, Immigration, Education, and Youth Commissions of the 64th District. He also participated in both federal and statewide campaigns advocating for disadvantage communities. He has served 4 years as a delegate to the California Democratic party.
Victor is an alumnus of the 2018 Equality California Leadership Academy class, which focused on cultivating new LGBTQ leaders in CA. He has been recognized by the State Senate with an “Extraordinary Citizen” award and by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce as “Man of the Year”. He also ran for Wilmington Honorary Mayor in which he raised money for the Wilmington Rotary Club to continue the efforts of “Service Above Self”.