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Treasurer's Bio

Duane Davidson was elected as Washington’s 23rd State Treasurer in 2016. He won a majority of the vote in each of Washington’s 39 counties. Before being chosen as State Treasurer Duane had a long career as a Treasurer and public finance expert. Benton County’s citizens elected Duane as County Treasurer four times (2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014). An actively licensed certified public accountant (CPA), he served three terms as President of the Washington State Association of County Treasurers (WSACT).

Immediately prior to his election as County Treasurer, Duane was the Chief Financial Accountant for Benton County. For the Washington State Auditor’s Office, and based in Tri-Cities, he served as Assistant Audit Manager in charge of the Walla Walla regional offices.

Duane has been active in the community. He’s been a Kiwanian for many years and served as president for two Tri-Cities Kiwanis Clubs. He’s been a church speaker and treasurer for The Gideons International. Duane was born and raised in King County, Washington - in Carnation - where he graduated from Tolt High School. He earned an AA from Bellevue Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Central Washington University in Ellensburg.

Duane and his wife Kathy (who passed away in 2016) raised their three children in the Tri-Cities.