I grew up in Salt Lake City, where I met my wife Sue at Skyline High. 39 happy years later, we have six children and almost six grand kids. After high school I lived in Taiwan for two years, graduated from Brigham Young University and took a job with one of Utah’s best home grown companies--O.C. Tanner–which moved us out of state for ten years.
Twenty years ago we came back home to Utah in pursuit of my entrepreneurial dream. With my partners, we grew a young scrappy company building shooting ranges into an international success.
Because of the equipment built right here in Utah we’re keeping the lives of our military and law enforcement officers safer all over the world.
For the last eight years it’s been my honor to serve as the mayor of Provo City.
I am extremely proud of my record as mayor. Today, Provo’s property tax rate is lower than it was when I took office eight years ago. My priority has always been to reduce the size of government, and today employees are doing more with less and returning the best value to our residents. As a result, a stunning 84 percent of our residents say they get a good to excellent value for their tax dollar. Don’t you wish you felt that way about your federal tax dollar?
I’m running a Utah-based, Utah-funded and Utah-principled campaign. This is why Governor Gary Herbert has endorsed me in this race, “I’m looking for somebody who can go there and actually get something done, and work with people, in fact, to accomplish things. As a resident of the third congressional district, the best person will be Mayor Curtis.”