Oregon State Representative- District 59

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Wisdom and Experience Matter.

Active/Concurrent Experience: 

Currently serving The Dalles as a City Councilor, Vice-Chair of QLife and member of the Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency.

Prior governmental experience:

Past member of The Dalles Community Outreach Team. Appointed to the Yamhill County Local Interagency Coordinating Council, 2001-2003; Accountability & Oversight Co-Chair, Operation Committee and Commission Member, Yamhill County Commission on Children & Families, 2002-2007; Oregon Childhood Care and Education Coordinating Council, 2008-2009.

Community Involvement:

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, Government Affairs Committee; Ford Institute Leadership Program; Emerge Oregon; YouthThink, Executive Board Member; MCCFC, Board Member; Wasco County Democrats, former Chair; The Dalles Sister Cities Association, Board Member; Wasco County Early Childhood Committee; Toastmasters, past VP Education; No School Fridays, volunteer coordinator.


Married to Daniel Curtiss for over 25 years. They have two sons together, ages 18 and 21.


Dry Hollow Elementary; The Dalles Jr. High; The Dalles High School; Willamette University.


Owner and Financial Advisor at Empower Financial.


Financial Advisor; Assistant Director, Mid-Columbia Child & Family Center (children's mental health day treatment); Early Childhood/Parenting Education Coordinator, Wasco County Commission on Children & Families; Sales and Technical Support, OnlineNW; Owner/Director, Incredible Kids, LLC; Owner, Digital Tech Transcription; and Executive Assistant/Legal Secretary.

Chair of the Oregon
Federation of Democratic Women

Class of 2010

Raised in rural Oregon but with experience living in the Willamette Valley, Japan and the Washington, DC area, Darcy Long-Curtiss brings a unique and valuable mix of rural, urban, national, and international understanding to Oregon politics. Her committed belief that everything in life is affected by politics drives her public service.

After attending college, starting her family and owning several small businesses, Darcy returned to her hometown of The Dalles to improve the lives of children, youth and families in Wasco County.

Darcy served as Chair of the Wasco County Democrats and a Delegate to the Democratic Party of Oregon's State Central Committee and 2nd Congressional District. She also currently serves as a Board Member for YouthThink, Mid-Columbia Child & Family Center, and The Dalles Sister Cities Association.