» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 129 | NO. 3 | Monday, January 06, 2014

State Rep. Charles Curtiss Resigns From Seat

AP

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

NASHVILLE (AP) – Democratic State Rep. Charles Curtiss has stepped down after serving as a Tennessee lawmaker for 19 years.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports he officially resigned on New Year's Day.

He was first elected in 1994 and has served stints as chairman of the Commerce Committee and the Legislature's Fiscal Review Committee.

He announced in October that he wouldn't run again for his District 43 seat that includes Grundy, Warren and White counties. He said at the time he wanted to give candidates considering the seat time to plan a campaign.

He said he decided to resign after being hired as executive director of the Tennessee County Commissioners Association. The organization lobbies lawmakers on behalf of counties.

Curtiss told the newspaper on Monday that resigning his seat was a condition of being named to the post.

"Legally I didn't have to resign," Curtiss said. "But when they (county officials) finally got through all the hoops and they finally decided to hire me, that was one of the conditions. They said 'we didn't want there to be any perceptions that anything is going on wrong so we want you to not be in the Legislature when you take office.'"

He said he did some "soul searching" and agreed to the terms.

By law, he will have to wait a year before he can begin lobbying lawmakers.

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, www.timesfreepress.com

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 86 313 4,762
MORTGAGES 97 409 6,640
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 34 147 1,475
BUILDING PERMITS 0 705 11,294
BANKRUPTCIES 53 311 4,525
BUSINESS LICENSES 41 177 1,983
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 64 436 6,253
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 132 1,373

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.