Elected Experience: Benton County Treasurer, 2003-Present.
Other Professional Experience: Certified Public Accountant (CPA); former Chief Finance Officer for Benton County Auditor’s Office; former Assistant State Auditor; Loan Officer for a Consumer Finance Company.
Education: Tolt High School, Carnation, WA; Associate Degree from Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA; Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Central Washington University.
Community Service: Current President, Washington State Association of County Treasurers; Past President, Atomic City Kiwanis; Past President, Tri-City Industry Kiwanis; Current Treasurer for Tri-City Kiwanis Foundation; Past Church Treasurer and member of Gideon’s International; Precinct Committee Officer and Past Treasurer for the Benton County Republican Party.
Statement: Duane Davidson is the Benton County Treasurer. He is endorsed by nearly every county treasurer in the state, including both Democrats and Republicans. The most trusted leaders in our state have endorsed Duane: former Governor Dan Evans, Secretary of State Kim Wyman and former Secretary of State Sam Reed among others.
The incumbent state Treasurer has used his office to push for a state income tax. Duane Davidson believes the State Treasurer should be above partisan politics, he’ll never use this office to promote an income tax or other agenda. He will defend the interests of taxpayers and always keep the state government accountable for how it invests our tax dollars.
No one is better qualified to serve as State Treasurer. Duane leads the county treasurers’ association, his office has innovated nationally recognized efforts to save taxpayer money and improve government openness and accountability. He’s established an investment pool that manages hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. There’s a big difference between safeguarding taxpayer money and managing personal investments, Duane knows the difference.
Duane lives in the Tri-Cities. He’s active in the Gideons, Kiwanis, and his local church. He has three children, Bailey, Luke, and Kinzey.