Elective Office: Senate 2007, 2008, 2012, term expires January 2017
Community Involvement: Curtis has volunteered countless hours in our community, including Rotary, United Way, the Chamber of Commerce and the American Red Cross, just to name a few. He is a past-president of the Central Washington State Fair Board and has been an active member for 14 years.
Professional Experience: Curtis worked for General Electric on the East Coast where he earned his MBA. When his father, Edward King, announced he was retiring from his cabinet shop in Union Gap in 1976, Curtis returned to Yakima to run the shop with his brother Gary. They worked for three memorable years with their dad before he passed away. Curtis and Gary turned the small business into a successful commercial cabinet company growing the business from four to forty employees.
Education: University of Washington, B.S. degree in physics and B.S. degree in math; Clemson-Furman Universities, MBA.
Personal: Born in Yakima, Curtis attended Union Gap Elementary Schools, Eisenhower High School and Yakima Valley Community College. Curtis and his wife, Lois, have two daughters: Jennifer, a graduate of the University of Washington and Michelle, a graduate of Washington State University. They have two grandsons, Jack and Henry. Curtis is an avid tennis player, loves to golf and enjoys hunting.