A former La Center City Councilman, Curtis was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2004. He faced no primary opposition and won the general election with 56.5% of the vote. He took office in January 2005 and was re-elected in 2006, winning 59% to his opponent's 41%.
Curtis, who is married with two daughters, has built up a socially conservative voting record. In 2006, he opposed a gay rights bill that banned discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. In spring of 2007, he voted against domestic partnerships for gay and lesbian couples.
Sex scandal and subsequent resignation
On October 30, 2007, the Spokane Spokesman-Review reported that Curtis and a 26-year-old man named Cody Castagna, who previously had posed for gay pornography, met at an adult bookstore, and that they later had sex in a local hotel room. According to the police statement from Curtis, Castagna attempted to extort $1,000... Read More