Tara Rios Ybarra

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Tara Rios Ybarra
Texas House of Representatives District 43
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Dentist
Tara Rios Ybarra was a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives. She represented District 43 from 2009 to 2010. She has also served on the South Padre Island City Council.

Ybarra is a dentist, and has had her own private practice since 1997. She previously worked as a Dental Consultant at the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, United States Department of Homeland Security.

Ybarra is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Child Advocacy Center, and Family Crisis Center Against Domestic Violence Board.[1]

2010 primary

In the 2010 primary, held on March 2, Rios Ybarra was defeated by J.M. Lozano.[2].

Committee assignments

  • HB 2132 - Relating to sealing of court records containing identifying financial information or personal identifying information.
  • HB 4136 - Relating to sealing court records containing medical information for children who are victims of certain offenses.
  • HB 4320 - Relating to the integration of the application and eligibility determination processes for the child health plan and children's Medicaid programs.[3]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ybarra ran for re-election in District 43 but was defeated by J.M. Lozano in the March 2 Democratic primary. Lozano faced Libertarian Richard Shuey in the November 2 general election.


On November 4, 2008, Ybarra won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 43rd District, defeating Richard Shuey (L). Ybarra received 25,771 votes in the election while Shuey received 3,782 votes.[4] Ybarra raised $522,496 for her campaign.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 43
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tara Rios Ybarra (D) 25,771 87.20%
Richard Shuey (L) 3,782 12.79%

Campaign donors

Below are Ybarra's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $107,237
Tara Rios Ybarra $44,423
Bob J Perry $25,000
Clayton Brashear $15,000
Michael S Stevens $10,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Texas House District 43
Succeeded by
J.M. Lozano