Vice Mayor Curtis Bethany III is a longtime resident of Newport News and is a proud graduate of Woodside High School. Vice Mayor Bethany is married to Sema’j King-Bethany, who is also a longtime Newport News resident and Menchville High School graduate.
Vice Mayor Bethany earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Virginia Peninsula Community College, formerly known as Thomas Nelson Community College. He then went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration as a double major in accounting and finance from Old Dominion University. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy with a concentration in Public Administration from Liberty University and a Business Analytics Certification from Cornell University.
At 31, Vice Mayor Bethany is the youngest Black citizen elected in Newport News history.