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.
In Opposition he was Labor’s spokesperson for Treasury, Trade, Energy, Water Supply, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Main Roads and Sport. 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 a patron of Stillbirth and Neo-natal Death Support Queensland (SANDS), Edmonton Tennis Association, Innisfail Police Citizens Youth Club, Edmonton Storm Junior Rugby League Club, Vice-Patron of Surf Life Saving Queensland and a member of the Gordonvale RSL Citizens’ Auxiliary. His sporting interests include tennis, cycling, rugby league and judo.