John R. Curtis

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John R. Curtis
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Mayor of Provo, Utah
Assumed office
January 5, 2010
Preceded by Lewis K. Billings
Personal details
Born 1960 (age 55–56)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Spouse(s) Sue Snarr
Children 6
Residence Provo, Utah, U.S.
Alma mater Brigham Young University
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

John R. Curtis (born 1960) is mayor of Provo, Utah.[1]

Curtis attended high school at Skyline High School (Utah), where he met his future wife, Sue Snarr. He attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a degree in Business Management. He worked for OC Tanner and the Citizen Watch Company before taking a position as the COO of a Provo-based company, Action Target in 2000.

Political career[edit]

John ran successfully for Mayor Provo City in 2009 defeating former legislator, Stephen Clark, with 53% of the vote and took office on January 5, 2010 on a platform of Safety, Prosperity, and Unity. [2] [3] Since taking office he's been focused on Economic Development, revitalization of Downtown Provo, and getting a beach down at Utah Lake. John was re-elected for a second four-year term in 2013 with 86.49% of the vote.[4][5]

Personal and Professional life[edit]

He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a two-year mission in Taiwan. John and Sue have six children together.

He has also served on a number of community and advisory boards including the Provo/Orem Chamber of Commerce (now Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce), the Mountain Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Utah National Parks Council of the Boys Scouts of America, and the Utah Valley Healthcare Foundation.