AFT Vice President
Amanda Curtis is the president of the Montana Federation of Public Employees, the largest union in Montana and America’s most professionally diverse union. MFPE represents K-12 educators and support staff; university faculty, staff and graduate employees; healthcare professionals; law enforcement and corrections officers; and local and state government employees.
MFPE champions fairness, democracy, economic opportunity, high-quality public education, and healthcare and public services for families and communities. MFPE believes public services are essential to any civilized society and allow families, communities and businesses to thrive. MFPE members are proud to protect and grow the middle class and help vulnerable people weather tough times and get back on their feet.
Prior to her election in 2020, Curtis held various offices in MFPE and served as the secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO Southwestern Montana Central Labor Council. A high school biology and math teacher for 15 years, Curtis earned Distinguished Educator awards in Butte and Helena, Mont., and Distinguished Alumna honors from Montana Technological University. Curtis co-founded the Butte America Foundation, a social justice nonprofit and progressive radio station.
Curtis served two terms in the Montana Legislature, serving as vice chair of the business and labor committees and on the education and local government committees. As a state representative, she became the first politician in America to post a daily video update reporting on her committee and legislative work. Called by Montanans to serve, Curtis was the second woman in Montana history to run for U.S. Senate in August 2014.
Curtis holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Montana Technological University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Montana. She snowboards, mountain bikes, canoes and rock climbs with her husband, Kevin, along the Continental Divide near her home in Montana.