Bailey Named to Fill Term of Rep. Curtiss

The White County Commission voted this week to appoint Paul Bailey, a Republican candidate for the state Senate seat now held by Charlotte Burks, D-Monterey, to serve out the unexpired term of Rep. Charles Curtiss, D-Sparta, who resigned from office on Jan. 1. White is a member of the commission but abstained from the vote. He said he would not seek election to the House seat following his appointed term as he remains “100 percent committed” to seeking election to the District 15 seat now held by Burks, who has announced she will not to seek reelection. Humphrey on the Hill has more.