Allen Exploring Senate 14
On Twitter Rep. Courtney Curtis announced that “I have enjoyed serving the #73rd District. I will not seek reelection. However, I am formally exploring a bid to represent you in the #14th.”
Curtis has been controversial. He has sometimes been the sole Democratic lawmaker to vote with Republicans on labor issues. Additionally, he was fined $114,000 by the Missouri Ethics Commission for campaign finance violations. Curtis has appealed that ruling.
Curtis reported $24,673 cash on-hand in August 2016, and since been filing “limited activity” reports.
Curtis joins Rep. Joe Adams and former Rep. Sharon Pace as those looking to replace Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal.
In a July 2017 MOScout poll of Democratic voters in Senate 14, Curtis placed third out of four possible contenders.
Q3: Possible candidates in the 2018 Democratic primary election for State Senate are Joe Adams, Courtney Curtis, Jeanne Dee and Sharon Pace. If the election were held today, for whom would you vote?
Joe Adams: 17%
Courtney Curtis: 6%
Jeanne Dee: 3%
Sharon Pace: 15%
Originally in October 27 MOScout.