Retired Naval officer (20+ years culminating with service as commanding officer of an EA 18G Growler squadron at NAS Whidbey Island.

About Jack

Professional Experience:

Retired Naval officer (20+ years) culminating with service as commanding officer of an EA 18G Growler squadron at NAS Whidbey Island. Currently employed as a defense contractor.


BA Political Science, University of Florida, May 2000

MA National Security and Strategic Studies, US Naval War College, March 2015, elective focus on leadership and ethics

Relevant Training:

Twenty years of experience building and leading large and diverse organizations, to include the development of mission/vision statements, operational and financial oversight, and accountability, personal and professional development of employees and partners, dispute resolution, and consensus building among multiple stakeholders.

Community and School Activities

  • City of Anacortes Planning Commission
  • Led Citizens for Anacortes Schools community levy committee
  • ASD Superintendent’s Advisory Committee
  • ASD Highly Capable and Challenge Program Committee
  • ASD Budget Advisory Committee
  • Anacortes High School baseball assistant coach (volunteer)
  • Island View Elementary School PTA member
  • Anacortes Rotary, to include community service and grants committees (both of which provide significant time and fiscal support to ASD)
  • Created and funded an ASF scholarship endowment for children of first responders
  • Anacortes Salvation Army (supporter and volunteer)
  • A Simple Gesture (supporter and volunteer)
  • Food 2 Go (supporter and volunteer)
  • Anacortes Schools Foundation (supporter and volunteer)
  • Anacortes Arts Festival (supporter and volunteer)
  • Fidalgo DanceWorks (supporter)

My life in Anacortes

Raised a Navy brat, I grew up in California and Florida. After completing US Navy flight training I arrived in Washington in 2002. My wife, herself a graduate of the US Naval Academy and former Naval Flight Officer, and I met in Anacortes, were married here, and welcomed our son at Island Hospital.

When I decided to retire from active duty it was an easy decision for us to set down permanent roots in Anacortes, in large part because of the small-town quality of life this community offers. Our son, who will begin sixth grade in the fall, has attended ASD schools for the entirety of his public education and we look forward to watching him graduate from Anacortes High School as part of the class of 2030!


Jack Curtis for Anacortes School Board, with his family.
Jack Curtis, candidate for Anacortes School Board, volunteers much of his time to coaching local sports.

Our son is active in local sports, which keeps us busy as a family. If we aren’t at one of his events, we draw significant pleasure being out in our local forests, attending Mariners games, and volunteering within the community.

I have extensive experience serving the community through several volunteer opportunities including the City of Anacortes Planning Commission, Anacortes Noon Rotary, AHS volunteer baseball coach, and multiple ASD community committees. 

Jack Curtis
for Anacortes School Board

I am proud to have been selected in January of this year to fill the remainder of a previous Board Director’s term. This opportunity allowed me to bring experience and observations from ASD community committees to the important work the school board performs.

Jack Curtis for Anacortes School Board