Curtis was elected into the Queensland Parliament as the Member for Mulgrave in 2009 and continues to work tirelessly for people of the Far North Queensland. He currently serves as the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, and Chairs the Committee of the Legislative Assembly.
From February 2015 to December 2017, Curtis was the Treasurer of Queensland during which time he also had responsibility for portfolios including Trade and Investment, Employment and Industrial Relations, Energy and Water Supply, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, and Sport. He has also previously served as Minister for Disability Services and was Queensland’s first standalone Minister for Mental Health in 2011.
In Opposition, Curtis was Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Trade, Employment, Energy and Water Supply, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Curtis was also Leader of Opposition Business in the Parliament.
Prior to his appointment to Cabinet, Curtis was Deputy Government Whip (May 2010 – February 2011) and briefly member of the Environment and Resource Committee. He was a member of the Integrity, Ethics and Parliamentary Privileges Committee (April 2009 – February 2011) and Temporary Speaker/Deputy Speaker (April 2009 – May 2010).
Curtis and his wife Kerry live in his childhood town of Gordonvale. They are the proud parents of four children: Isabel (deceased), Tristan, Layla and Kobi.
Curtis is the patron of Stillbirth and Neo-natal Death Support (Sands) Queensland and Edmonton Tennis Association. His is also the Vice-Patron of Surf Life Saving Queensland and a member of the Edmonton Lions Club. His sporting interests include tennis, cycling, rugby league and judo.