Alex Watters has always had an interest in politics. Alex’s father ran for sheriff on a local level. He remembers going door to door and being in parades with his father. In 2016 Mr. Watters decided to run for the board of supervisors unsuccessfully. However an opportunity presented itself in 2017 when he was appointed to the board in February. Later on winning in November of the same year.

Alex has worked in career services at Morningside for over two years. When asked what he would bring to a desert island first, he would bring a wheelchair that wouldn’t get stuck in the sand. Second, Alex would bring a source of fresh water. Finally, he would bring a phone with endless battery.

One thing Alex wants to do in the future is become a motivational speaker. When asked why he replied ” The reason I do speaking is education and engagement.”

He also enjoyed his time working with the Obama campaign during the 2012 election. “You can really make a difference in politics.” When asked about his future in politics he plans on running for reelection in 2021. Kamala Harris has asked for opinions from Alex on disability laws.