Duane Davidson was elected as Washington’s 23rd State Treasurer in 2016. Prior to that, Duane was elected to four terms as Benton County Treasurer, serving from 2003 – 2014. He is an actively licensed certified public accountant (CPA).
Duane was born and raised in Carnation, Washington where he graduated from Tolt High School. He started his undergraduate education at Bellevue Community College and transferred to Central Washington University in Ellensburg where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
He and his wife Kathy (deceased 2016), raised three children together - daughters Bailey (Young) and Kinzey, and son Luke - in the Tri-Cities.
While a County Treasurer Davidson served three terms as President of the Washington State Association of County Treasurers (WSACT) and earlier served as the organization’s treasurer.
Duane is a long-time Kiwanian. He is the past-president for two separate Kiwanis Clubs in the Tri-Cities and served as treasurer for the Kiwanis Club of Tri Cities Industry Foundation. He also served as a church speaker and treasurer for Gideon International.
Immediately prior to being elected as County Treasurer Duane was the Chief Financial Accountant for Benton County. Earlier in his career, as auditor for the Washington State Auditor’s Office, he served as the Assistant Audit Manager in the Tri-Cities in charge of the Walla Walla regional offices.