Senator Curtis King represents South Central Washington’s 14th Legislative District in the Washington State Senate. Since his original appointment to the Legislature in 2007, he has been a member of the Senate Transportation Committee on which he currently serves as the Ranking Minority Member. He is also the Ranking Minority Member on the Senate Labor & Commerce and serves on the Rules Committee.
King served as chair of the Senate Transportation Committee from 2015 through 2017, following two years as a bipartisan co-chair. During that time, he was the primary sponsor of the first successful transportation revenue package in more than a decade. The $16 billion infrastructure package funds six transportation megaprojects, more than 140 regional congestion-relief and road safety projects, and invests $1.4 billion for the maintenance and preservation of existing roads and bridges.
King is a past president of the Central Washington State Fair Board and has served as an active member for 16 years. He ran a commercial cabinet shop with his father and brother, growing it into a successful company with 40 employees.
He holds B.S. degrees in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Washington. While working for General Electric on the East Coast, he received his M.B.A. from Clemson-Furman Universities.
King, a Yakima-native, and his wife Lois have two daughters and two grandchildren.