Charles Curtiss is announcing he is seeking re-election to the Tennessee State House of Representatives in the 43rd District.
The new 43rd District includes White County, Grundy County, and part of Warren County. Curtiss has served as state representative since being elected in 1994 and currently serves as a member of the House Commerce Committee, the Commerce Sub-Committee, the House Conservation and Environment Committee, the Conservation and Environment Sub-Committee, the Fiscal Review Committee, and the House Veterans Caucus.
Curtiss and his wife, Peggy, have been married 46 years and have one daughter, Nichole Curtiss. Charles and Peggy live on a portion of his grandfather’s farm in the western part of White County.
Curtiss is a brick mason by trade and as a contractor did the masonry on Three Star Mall, Warren County High School and Hickory Creek Elementary. He has spent the last 14 years working for LTD Parts in the western part of White County.
Curtiss is a Marine Corps veteran, serving from May 1966 to May 1969. He is a member and past master of Sparta Masonic Lodge No. 99, a York Rite Mason, a Scottish Rite Mason, and a Shriner. He is member of the White County Farm Bureau and a member of Plainview Freewill Baptist Church, where has taught the adult Bible class for over 20 years.
When the legislature is in session, he also leads the devotion in the legislature each Wednesday. Curtiss was the first fire chief of Cassville Volunteer Fire Department in the western part of White County.
In his announcement, Curtiss states, “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your state representative. I have worked hard for the citizens of my district and tried to make myself as available as possible to my constituents. It is my desire to continue working for the citizens of the 43rd District and the citizens of this state. Last but not least, I can assure you that no matter what someone states in a robo call or a mail piece, the legislature meets in Nashville, not Washington, D.C., and the last thing I would want to see in this state would be an income tax.”