Low-Income Advocate Chris Curtis Follows in His Father's Footsteps
On the wall of his Vermont Legal Aid office in Montpelier are two photos of his adoptive father. The late David W. Curtis — lawyer, one-term state legislator, defender general and Vermont Democratic Party chair — was widely revered as a champion of the disadvantaged. He died in 1999 at age 61 of complications from AIDS. The Vermont Democratic Party will honor him Friday night at the 17th annual David W. Curtis Leadership Awards dinner.
Chris Curtis tries to honor his father's legacy every day by carrying on his work. …
"My clients are very, very smart, very resilient. The system is often stacked up against them," Curtis said. "It's my job to help them tell their story."