Rep. Alex Ramel is a community organizer who has spent the last 15 years working behind the scenes to confront the climate crisis and increase access to homes people can afford. He’s inspired to serve as a state representative for the 40th Legislative District and put that background to work in a new way.   

Rep. Ramel, a single parent to his son, Alden, was called to public service to help address the climate and housing crises facing current and future generations. Before his appointment to replace a retiring Representative in January 2020, Alex worked deeply on these issues in his community and beyond. He has served as President of the Kulshan Community Land Trust which helps build and preserve affordable housing and he led development of the Community Energy Challenge which brings businesses, utilities, non-profits, and government together to help conserve energy, reduce costs and create good paying jobs.  

In his current role Rep. Ramel’s priorities include creating an equitable future that relies on clean and sustainable energy sources and creating a mix of housing types and prices that better match the incomes and needs of the communities in Washington. Rep Ramel is dedicated to putting people first in our healthcare, education, and transportation systems.   

Raised near Denver Colorado, Rep. Ramel has called Bellingham home for the last 20 years. He is a graduate of Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment with a B.A. in Environmental Policy and Planning.