Doug Curtis Jr., an Edward Jones financial advisor in Rockland, was recently appointed to the firm’s Grassroots Legislative Task Force. The group is dedicated to voicing the concerns of the individual investors to local, state and national lawmakers.

Curtis said in a news release he is genuinely concerned about the legislative issues that affect individual investors. “And I want to convey investors’ views to elected officials,” he said.

“I appreciate the opportunity to communicate the concerns of individual investors, especially those here in Maine, and make sure they are heard on Capitol Hill,” Curtis said in the news release.

Curtis has served the Midcoast for Edward Jones since 1995.

Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and through its affiliate, in Canada.

Curtis recently completed a visit to Washington, D.C., on behalf of his firm and his clients to voice those concerns.

Edward Jones, which ranked No. 11 on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2011, is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones website is located at and the firm is a member of the SIPC.