Elected Experience: Elected to the Washington State Senate in 2007
Other Professional Experience: Employed by the General Electric Co. for 8 years in managerial positions. Owned and operated King Brothers Woodworking, Inc. for 30 years and King Door and Hardware for 15 years.
Education: B.S. Degrees in Physics and Math, University of Washington; MBA, Clemson/Furman Universities
Community Service: Volunteered countless hours in our community, including Rotary, United Way, Chamber of Commerce and American Red Cross, 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.
Statement: “In 1987 our State biennial operating budget was $9.14 billion. Twenty five years later our state operating budget is $32 billion. We do not have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem. Our state government has gone far beyond its core functions of educating our children, providing protection for its citizens, and caring for our most vulnerable. It is time to make state government smaller, more efficient and responsive to its citizens.” Curtis King
A successful businessman, Curtis holds degrees in Physics, Math and an MBA. He is well-known for his leadership skills and bringing people together. He has chaired the Yakima Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Yakima Regional Hospital, and the Central Washington State Fair Association, as well as serving on many other community organizations.
Curtis has worked to improve education without raising taxes, stop over-regulation that harms job creation, stop the rising crime in our communities, and to keep healthcare in the hands of the people.
We need leaders with common sense, experience and the ability to provide a new direction in Olympia. Curtis provides all of these. That is why people across the 14 th District are supporting the re-election of Curtis King for State Senator.