Senator Curtis King represents South Central Washington’s 14th Legislative District in the Washington State Senate. Since his original election 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 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 of 53 years Lois have two daughters Jennifer (Matt), Michelle (Todd) and two grandchildren Jack and Henry.


Senator King serves as a ranking member of the Senate Transportation Committee. It’s important to Senator King that residents of the 14th District have their transportation needs identified and that traffic safety is addressed.  He works to ensure that our agricultural and forest interests have open and efficient access to markets on the west side of the state.

Additionally, Senator King is a ranking member on the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee. One of his top priorities is improving Washington’s business climate to encourage new businesses to develop and existing businesses to flourish. He believes having successful businesses in our state means more jobs for our citizens, something that will help drive our economy and improve our overall quality of life.