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Meet Kyle

Kyle is proud to have completed his first term as your County Commissioner. He is born and raised in the White Swan and graduated from Eisenhower High School. Kyle is active in the community with Yakima Downtown Rotary, Yakima Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Yakima and AgForestry

Kyle Curtis grew up in White Swan located on the Yakama Indian Reservation where his family has lived for countless generations.   Kyle is a graduate of Eisenhower High School and received his Bachelor of Arts in Finance and minor in American Indian Studies from the University of Washington. His academic achievements include studying abroad in China and completing a Harvard Business School Executive Education program on “Building Sustainable Communities in Indian Country.

Kyle returned home to the Yakima Valley after working for Liberty Mutual Insurance as a Financial Analyst in Seattle.  Back in the valley, he started to work for his family businesses in White Swan and Wapato. The family runs and operates a cattle ranch, various restaurants, and convenience stores as well as a petroleum and propane distribution company.  Kyle previously served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer where he managed various budgets, insurance, payroll, hiring of upper management, and strategic planning.

Kyle is a graduate of Leadership Yakima which is a program through the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce that strengthens and educates community leaders by providing participants with in-depth insights into a variety of issues impacting the Yakima Valley.  Through this experience, he spent a year touring the Yakima Valley and learning about various industries, the valley’s history, and quality of life. Kyle is excited and honored to serve as your Yakima County Commissioner and remains committed to being accessible, transparent, and collaborative

Experience and Involvement

  • 911 Administrative Board (SunComm)
  • Yakima Homeless Coalition
  • Yakima Regional Consortium for Public Safety (YAKCORPS)
  • Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau Board of Directors (ex-officio)
  • Central Washington State Fair Board (ex-officio)
  • Office of Emergency Management Executive Board
  • South Central Workforce Consortium (of Yakima, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Skamania Counties)
  • Sports Commission Board
  • Supporting Investments in Economic Development (S.I.E.D) Board
  • Tourism Promotion Area Board (ex-officio)
  • Yakima Health District BoardYakima Rotary Downtown
  • Yakima County Homeless Coalition
  • AgForestry – Class 42

You have 1 DAY left to cast your vote! ✅ Mail your ballot (without stamp) postmarked by Nov. 8 or drop it off at your nearest ballot drop box. Check out the Yakima County Auditor's website for helpful information.

Your voice is important and every vote will matter in this election!

Thank you for the Letter of Support!

"To the editor — Please join me in supporting Kyle Curtis for Yakima County commissioner. Kyle's campaign has been funded primarily by local donations. But many of Dulce Gutierrez's donations have come from Puget Sound-area residents.

In addition, a handful of left-leaning, Seattle-based groups have spent almost $30,000 on their own to help Gutierrez win.

We need county commissioners who represent our values, not Seattle's. Vote for Kyle Curtis." – ERIKA NAVA SANCHEZ, Yakima

"Kyle has common sense, works well with others, and is involved with our community. He is by far the best choice for Yakima County commissioner, Position 2."

Thank you Lois King for the letter of support in the @yakimaherald!

To the editor – "While I was not surprised by the Seattle-owned Yakima Herald-Republic’s endorsement of Kyle Curtis’ opponent for county commissioner, they must have forgotten her continuous support for more government and regulations, as well as the divisiveness and negative impact created on the Yakima City Council while she was a member.

In addition, the majority of her campaign finances have come from the west side and not local citizens. Kyle Curtis has broader experiences in more areas including a vast knowledge of the financial aspects of an organization like Yakima County.

He has common sense, works well with others, and is involved with our community. He is by far the best choice for Yakima County commissioner, Position 2. Please join me in voting for Kyle’s election. "- LOIS KING, Yakima

"Kyle Curtis has been a longtime champion of common-sense approaches to environmental, energy, agriculture, and climate issues."

Thank you Benji Backer for your endorsement and support! 🌎💧🗻

"The environmental issues our region faces are severe, but pragmatic leadership to actually tackle those issues has been sorely lacking. We need Kyle’s environmental vision in Yakima County — one that includes unheard voices in the conversation and finds meaningful policies charting a cleaner future. As President and Founder of the American Conservation Coalition we need leaders like Kyle who can bridge the gap between conservative values and effective environmental action." – Benji Backer

Thank you, Representative Alex Ybarra, for your support and encouragement!

I will follow your footsteps and work tirelessly to be present, active and accessible to our entire community seeking solutions that work!

Thank you for the support!

I am proud to be support by community leaders who put people first and deliver results! Thank you for your endorsements and support!

Maureen Adkison, former Yakima City Councilmember
Deanna Martinez, Moses Lake City Councilmember
Senator Curtis King, Yakima
Hon. Sid Morrison Former Member of Congress

#kyleforyakima #YakimaCounty #Nov8th

A big thank you to the Yakima Valley Business Times for their endorsement and support!

The Yakima Valley Business Times provides our local community news, opinions and features you won’t find anywhere else. At its core, the Business Times is our LOCAL paper. I am honored to receive their endorsement!

LESS than 6 days of voting left! Its important to elect candidates who represent you and your priorities.

Visit my website to see the full list of my priorities for a better Yakima!

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I'm ready to make progress on addressing our homelessness, improving public safety and make housing more affordable, while keeping taxes low. I ask for your vote!


#kyleforyakima #yakimacounty #Yakima

Thank you Micah Cawley for the endorsement! 📣📣📣 Micah Cawley joined the Yakima City Council at age 21 and became our City's youngest mayor at age 25. I remember Micah when he would DJ at our Eisenhower High School dances. It was so cool to have the mayor be our DJ. Micah opened my eyes to the importance of local government at a very young age.

Thank you for the support!

#kyleforyakima #YakimaCounty #votenov8

I am proud to have the following endorsements and support! I am engaged, I understand the issues and I am a unifier! Please cast your vote by Nov 8th! ✅

Washington Farm Bureau
Central Washington Home Builders Association
Yakima Association of REALTORS and MLS

#kyleforyakima #yakimacounty #elections #vote

Thank you John Baule for the words of support and endorsement!

"It has been my pleasure to know, and work with, Kyle Curtis both personally and professionally in recent years, and I have been impressed by his commitment to serving our local community.

He has an excellent grasp of the complexities of public and private finances, does his homework before coming to a meeting, is willing to always learn all sides of an issue before deciding on a course of action, and has an unusually even temperament that serves him well in contentious discussions."

I'm ready to get into the details to make progress on homelessness, improve public safety, make housing more affordable, while keeping taxes low. I ask for your support and your vote this November! ✅💯

Fun recap from the Yakima Sunfair Parade this weekend! Thank you to all my family and friends for your support! 🙏🥰😎

#yakimasunfairparade #KyleforYakima #Yakima

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