Rep. Charlie Curtiss (D-Sparta) announced he is retiring from the state House.
He represents District 43, which includes White and Grundy counties and part of Warren County.
House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh (D-Ripley) issued the following statement on the retirement of Rep. Curtiss:
"Charlie Curtiss is my friend and a fine legislator. We came into the General Assembly together in 1994. Since that time, he has been a leader on worker’s compensation, insurance and utility matters. He chaired vitally important committees including Commerce, Fiscal Review & Industrial Impact. He was plain spoken, fair and always looking out for the regular working people. While some may not always have agreed with Charlie, they always knew where he stood and he was always honest. He loved everybody here, as he so often reminded us on the floor and in his weekly devotionals. I will miss my friend and I wish him and his family the best in their future endeavors."