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Treasurer's Bio

Duane Davidson was elected as Washington State Treasurer in 2016. Prior to that, Duane Davidson took office as Benton County Treasurer in 2003, and was re-elected in 2014 to his fourth term. He is a Certified Public Accountant and keeps his license current.

He is currently serving his second term as President for the Washington State Association of County Treasurers (WSACT) and previously served as Treasurer for that organization. He has also served on the Audit, Legislative and Website committees as well as being the historian/ archivist for WSACT.

Duane is the past-President for two separate Kiwanis Clubs in the Tri-Cities and currently the Treasurer for the Kiwanis Club of Tri Cities Industry Foundation. He has served as a Church Speaker for Gideon International and as Church Treasurer.

He served as the Chief Financial Accountant for Benton County immediately before his election to County Treasurer. Duane was previously an auditor for the Washington State Auditor’s Office where he served as the Assistant Audit Manager in the Tri-Cities and was also in charge of the Walla Walla regional offices.

Duane was born and raised in Carnation, WA. He graduated from Tolt High School then started his undergraduate education at Bellevue Community College. After transferring to Central Washington University in Ellensburg he received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.