Kurt Damrow

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Kurt Damrow
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Former candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives, District 84
Elections and appointments
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives, District 84
2011 - 2013
Military service
Service/branchMichigan Air National Guard
Campaign website
Kurt Damrow was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 84 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[1]

Damrow previously served in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 84 from January 1, 2011 to January 1, 2013. He also served as a county commissioner.


Damrow graduated from Spec's Howard School of Broadcast Arts and the Nashville Auctioneering Institute. He served in the Michigan Air National Guard.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Damrow served on these committees:



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. David Jaroch defeated Richard Badger in the Democratic primary. Edward Canfield defeated six other challengers in the Republican primary. Canfield defeated Jaroch in the general election.[2][1][3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 84 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Jaroch 63.1% 1,953
Richard Badger 36.9% 1,141
Total Votes 3,094
Michigan House of Representatives, District 84 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEdward Canfield 30.9% 3,239
James Wencel 17.9% 1,880
Dan Grimshaw 13.2% 1,388
Tom Wassa 12.3% 1,285
Kurt Damrow 11.1% 1,162
Marlene Jobe 7.9% 828
Curtis Boehmer 6.7% 707
Total Votes 10,489


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Damrow ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 84. was defeated in the Republican primary on August 7 by Dan Grimshaw.[4]Associated Press, "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2012</ref>

Michigan House of Representatives, District 84 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Grimshaw 44.2% 4,002
Kurt Damrow Incumbent 35.8% 3,238
Sami Khoury 20% 1,813
Total Votes 9,053


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Damrow won election to the District 84 seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Terry Brown (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5][6]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 84 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kurt Damrow (R) 15,183
Terry Brown (D) 15,153

Campaign donors


In 2010, Damrow raised $7,785 in contributions.[7]

His largest contributor was the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which donated $1,000 to his campaign.



In 2014, Damrow's endorsements included:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[8]

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Kurt Damrow endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [9]

Recall efforts

See also: Kurt Damrow recall, Michigan House of Representatives (2011)

On June 1, 2011, Jack Jensen filed language with the Huron County Clerk seeking the recall of Damrow from office, citing failure by Damrow to properly report campaign finance information, as well as supporting legislation that could hurt families, seniors, schools and local government. The clerk held a hearing on June 13 to determine if the language submitted “is or is not of sufficient clarity to enable the officer whose recall is sought and the electors to identify the course of conduct which is the basis for the recall.”[10]

At that meeting the election commission rejected the language for being too editorialized.[11] Jensen submitted new, less complicated language, which was unanimously approved at a meeting on June 30. Organizers announced they would immediately begin collecting the 7,679 signatures necessary for a recall.[12]

The recall campaign aimed to have the signatures collected by August 5 in order to make the November ballot, but fell short. They then attempted to collect the signatures by September 28 in order to put a vote for recall on the February 2012 ballot[13] but the effort failed.


Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[14]

January 2011 - March 2012

Kurt Damrow received a 75% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[14]


Damrow and his wife, Kim, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Terry Brown (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 84
Succeeded by
Terry Brown (D)