Washington State Republican Party Chairman Kirby Wilbur resigned in July 2013 to accept a five-year contract with Young America’s Foundation (YAF), which seeks to train the next generation of conservative youth. Wilbur has served for years on the YAF board of directors.
Wilbur, a former conservative talk radio host, was elected to lead the state GOP in 2011. Before becoming a talk show host, he was a real estate appraiser and owned his own firm, Liberty Consultants.
Kirby Wilbur was born in Washington DC and moved to Seattle at the age of 8. He attended Queen Anne High School and the University of Washington where he graduated with a BA in History. He has also studied at Hillsdale College and Georgetown University.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of Young America’s Foundation, the Second Amendment Foundation, the American Conservative Union and Citizen’s United. He is an Associate of Hillsdale College and serves on the Civil Service Commission of his hometown of Duvall.
He has been involved in conservative and Republican politics for over 35 years and has served in numerous volunteer and leadership positions, including serving as state chair of the Young Republicans and four times as a delegate to the Republican National Convention.
He and his wife Trina have been married for 28 years and have two sons, Nathan, 27 and Adam, 22.