(KLTV) - R.C. "Bobby" Curtis announces his intention to seek the Tyler City Council District 6 seat in the May 2010 election. Current District 6 City Councilmember, Charles Alworth, is prevented from seeking re-election due to term limits.
Curtis is a Tyler native who attended Tyler public schools and earned his BBA from Baylor University. He is the President of Tyler Building Systems, L.P. and has a long history of service to civic and non-profit organizations in the community. He currently serves as Chairman of the City of Tyler Planning and Zoning Commission as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Boys and Girls Clubs of East Texas, Camp Tyler Foundation, Trinity Mother Frances Health System and Citizens 1st Bank. In the past he served as Chairman of Tyler Economic Development Corporation as well as a Director of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce. Curtis is also a past Chairman of Hospice of East Texas and former Director of Bethesda Health Clinic.
"I am excited to announce my candidacy for the Tyler City Council," said Curtis. "I hope that my history of service to the community as well as my experience working with City committees will earn the confidence of District 6 voters. I would be honored to serve as their representative to the City Council. As a local business owner, I know the importance of keeping the city on its current course of strong fiscal responsibility and running city government like a business. Following the blueprint and making Tyler attractive to businesses as well as individuals is a priority."
Curtis is married to Kris and has two children and four grandchildren.