Rep. Curtiss to Step Down at End of Term

State Rep. Charles Curtiss, D-Sparta, says he will step down from his seat when the current term ends, News Channel 5 reports. The 66-year-old did not give a specific reason for his decision, but said he wanted to give other candidates plenty of time to run for his District 43 seat. Curtiss will have served 20 years when his term ends. House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh called Curtiss a leader on workers’ compensation, insurance and utility matters who was "always looking out for the regular working people."