John R. Curtis serves as the U.S. Representative for Utah’s 3rd congressional district. He won a special election in November 2017 to replace resigning Jason Chaffetz. Curtis was serving as mayor of Provo, Utah, at the time of his election.
During the first year as Congressman, he sponsored 12 bills; four of these bills passed through the House and three were signed into law: The POPPY Study Act to combat the opioid crisis, the Public-Private Partnership Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking Act, and the Small Business ACE Act.
Curtis served as mayor of Provo for two terms. He won the 2009 election with 53 percent of the vote and was reelected in 2013 with 86.49 percent of the vote. In 2000 he ran unsuccessfully for the Utah State Senate. He served for a short time as vice chairman and chairman of the Utah County Democratic Party. He is currently Republican.
He has been honored with several awards including Community Hero Award, Silicon Slopes, 2017; Civic Innovator of the Year Award, UVU Office of New Urban Mechanics, 2017; Outstanding Citizen Award, BYU Office of Civic Engagement Leadership, 2017; Freedom Festival Grand Marshal, 2017;
Curtis was born on May 10, 1960, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He holds a degree from Brigham Young University in business management. He was part owner of Provo business Action Target. He and his wife, Sue Snarr Curtis, are the parents of six children. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Through his father’s line, he is a descendant of Brigham Young and a great-nephew of LeGrand R. Curtis Sr.