Curtis King

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Curtis King
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Washington State Senate District 14
In office
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 7
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Washington
Master'sUniversity of Washington
Place of birthYakima, WA
Office website
Curtis King is a Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.[1]


King earned his B.S. in Math/Physics from the University of Washington. He has also earned his M.B.A. King works for a commercial cabinet company.[2]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, King served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce & Labor
Transportation, Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, King served on the following committees:



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

King ran in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate District 14. King ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. He won in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]


On November 4, 2008, King ran unopposed and was re-elected for the Fourteenth District of the Washington State Senate receiving 36,984 votes.

King raised $238,217 for his campaign.[4]

Washington State Senate, District 14 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Curtis King (R) 36,984

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for King is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, King raised a total of $420,133 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[5]

Curtis King's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State Senate, District 14 Won $170,629
2010 Washington State Senate, District 14 Not up for election $11,287
2008 Washington State Senate, District 14 Won $238,217
Grand Total Raised $420,133


King won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $170,629.
Washington State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Curtis King's campaign in 2012
BNSF Railway$1,800
Washington Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$1,800
Avista Corp$1,800
Our Patients Come First$1,800
Weyerhaeuser Co$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$170,629
Source:Follow the Money


King was not up for election to the Washington State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $11,287.


King won election to the Washington State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $238,217.


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Washington

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In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[6]


In 2012, the 62nd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 9 to March 8.[7]

Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session.[8] The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes.[8] King missed 0 votes in a total of 1017 roll calls.

Freedom Foundation

See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List

The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.[9]


King proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $316.3 million, the 15th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues.[10] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how King voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 Senate Scorecard - Curtis King
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)Approveda Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda


King is married, has two grown children and one grandchild.

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