Kyle grew up in White Swan located on the Yakama Indian Reservation where his family has lived for countless generations. The family heritage runs deep in the Yakima Valley with Kyle growing up with cultural teachings from his grandfather. The values of independence, hard work, and compassion were instilled in him in a young age while he worked in his family’s businesses.
Kyle attended and graduated Eisenhower High School. During his time at Eisenhower, he served as the Associated Student Body President and worked with the school administration to implement the Cadet Crime Stoppers program which was an anonymous program that students could submit “tips” on illicit activity in the school. He then attended the University of Washington where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Finance and minor in American Indian Studies. 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 currently serves as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer where he oversees the budgets, insurance, payroll, hiring of upper management, and strategic planning.
Kyle is a graduate of Leadership Yakima which is a program 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 our various industries, the valley’s history, and quality of life.
Coming back home to the Yakima Valley has allowed Kyle to grow as a person, connect deeper with his heritage and give back to his community.
Kyle lives in Yakima with his partner Bernie and two dachshunds Pickles and Peanut.
Experience and Involvement
- Yakima County Planning Commission, Vice Chair
- Yakima County Development Association, Executive Board
- Yakima Rotary Downtown
- Yakima County Homeless Coalition (2 Years)
- New Leaders of Yakima County, United Way, Treasurer
- Heritage University Business Advisory Committee, Chair
- City of Yakima Community Integration Committee (2 Years, Secretary)
- Mainstream Republicans, Board Member
- Opportunity for Washington, Treasurer
- Yakima Pride, Treasurer
- 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. https://www.yakimacounty.us/1136/Where-to-return-your-ballot-and-accessib
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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 …
Congratulations to Dr. Kathleen Ross on receiving the Ted Robertson Community Service Award from the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce!!! I've had the privilege of seeing her impactful work firsthand at Heritage University. You are a gem to our valley and an inspiration to so many! 💎💎💎 …
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
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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!
VOTE BY NOVEMBER 8th!
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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!
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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
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Thank you Northwest Communities Education Center/ Radio KDNA 91.9 FM for the opportunity to share my vision for a better Yakima!!! The interview was in Spanish and will be airing this weekend on 91.9 FM. 🎙💡🗳
KNDA produces quality Radio programming that helps our community overcome barriers of literacy, language, discrimination, poverty and illness. …
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! ✅💯 …
Our community is amazing! So many generous donations towards #OperationHarvest. Thank you Yakima! #ServiceAboveSelf #downtownrotary #rotary …
This week bags are being dropped all across Yakima by @yakimarotary Rotarians, Junior League members and other community volunteers for OPERATION HARVEST!
Together we will feed our community. 💛
Thank you Central Washington Home Builders Association and Yakima Association of REALTORS and MLS for hosting last night's candidate forum! We were able to discuss housing supply, public safety, water, homelessness and a vast amount of other issues facing our county today. Thank you to everyone that attended in person and online!
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Fun recap from the Yakima Sunfair Parade this weekend! Thank you to all my family and friends for your support! 🙏🥰😎
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Thank you Yakima for all the love and support today!!!! I enjoyed seeing so many friendly faces at today's Yakima Sunfair Parade! ☀️🚗🚓🏎🎡🎠☀️
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