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Rep. Curtis resigns
Posted by David Postman at 1:49 PM
House Minority Leader Richard DeBolt just released this statement:
"I am very disappointed by the news reports of the conduct by Rep. Curtis last week in Spokane. After discussing this matter with House Republican leaders, he has submitted his resignation, which we feel is best for everyone involved. The troubling details continue to emerge, however, it has become clear that he can no longer effectively represent the constituents who elected him. We pray that Richard and his family have the strength and support they need to meet the personal challenges they face."
MORE: And here's a statement from Curtis just released by House Republicans:
Today I submitted my letter of resignation to Governor Gregoire effective immediately. While I believe we've done some good and helped a lot of people during the time I served in the Legislature, events that have recently come to light have hurt a lot of people. I sincerely apologize for any pain my actions may have caused.
MORE: House Republicans have already removed Curtis from the legislative website. No bio, no homepage and his name is gone from the list of members.