John R. Curtis proudly represents Utah’s 3rd Congressional District in the United States Congress. A district that includes Salt Lake, Utah, Emery, Carbon, San Juan, Grand, and Wasatch Counties.
Prior to being elected on November 13th, 2017, John was the 45th mayor of Provo City serving two terms. Known for his personal approach to city government, Mayor Curtis prioritizes his outreach to residents of Provo by utilizing various channels including his popular blog. He was named the #1 Top Elected Official on Social Media 2015 by the Government Social Media group and has been recognized by Forbes for his commitment to citizen engagement. Curtis was re-elected for a second four-year term as mayor in 2013 with 86.49% of the vote. As mayor, he averaged an approval rating of 93%.
During his terms in office, the city of Provo ranked #1 in the nation for Business and Careers by Forbes as well as #1 for Well-Being by Gallup. Other recent awards include national recognition for the quality of life, family environment, a booming tech and entrepreneur culture and a successful revitalization of downtown. With the help of the City Council, employees and residents, Mayor Curtis’ administration has brought Google Fiber to Provo, regularly scheduled air service at the airport, expanded parks, and trails, and completed Provo’s state-of-the-art recreation center.
For his personal contribution and support, John was recognized by Silicon Slopes this year as their first Community Hero Award recipient. Other personal awards comprise of Civic Innovator of the Year by Utah Valley University, Thayne Robson Award for Leadership in Economic Development, and Outstanding Citizen Award from the Office of Civic Engagement Leadership by Brigham Young University
Before becoming mayor, John and his partners built a world-renowned multi-million-dollar business Action Target where he led sales and operations strategy as COO and influenced all aspects of the business.
Congressman Curtis and his wife Sue have six children, five grandchildren and a closet full of stately socks.