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Kurt Haskell
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Michigan, District 7
Bachelor'sSaginaw Valley State University (1997)
Ph.D.Thomas M. Cooley Law School (1999)
Date of birth02/02/1971
Place of birthPinconning, MI
Campaign website
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Kurt R. Haskell was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of Michigan.


Haskell was born and raised in Pinconning, Michigan. Upon graduated from Pinconning High School in 1989, he earned his B.S. in Biology from Saginaw Valley State University. He then went on to earn his law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and his master's degree in tax law from Wayne State University Law School. He worked for the Internal Revenue Service in Toledo, Ohio for 6 years before he opened Haskell Law Firm, where he practices bankruptcy law, estate planning, and social security law.

In Decemeber 2009, while flying back to the U.S. from Amsterdam, Haskell witnessed the "Underwear Bomber" who tried to blow up the plane. It was an incident that Haskell credits with "fundamentally changing his life."[1]




See also: Michigan's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

Haskell was defeated by incumbent Tim Walberg.[2] Haskell ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Michigan's 7th District. He defeated Ruben Marquez in the August 7 Democratic primary. He faced Republican incumbent Tim Walberg, Ken Proctor (L), and Richard Wunsch (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

U.S. House, Michigan District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Kurt R. Haskell 43% 136,849
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Walberg Incumbent 53.3% 169,668
     Libertarian Ken Proctor 2.5% 8,088
     Green Richard Wunsch 1.1% 3,464
Total Votes 318,069
Source: Michigan Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Michigan District 7 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKurt Haskell 66.7% 18,811
Ruben Marquez 33.3% 9,371
Total Votes 28,182


Haskell was endorsed by the organizations and individuals below for the 2012 election.[4]

  • Monroe County Corrections Officers Association
  • Monroe County Democratic Party
  • Former Congressman Joe Schwarz
  • Congressman John Dingell
  • Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council
  • United Auto Workers - Region 1A
  • United Auto Workers - Region 1C


Haskell has released 90 youtube videos on different campigan topics since August, 2012.

Kurt Haskell, "Campaign Video 1/90"[5]

Campaign donors


Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.

Haskell lost the United States House of Representatives election in 2012. During that election cycle, Haskell's campaign committee raised a total of $101,252 and spent $101,252.[6]

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Haskell is married to his wife, Lori.[7]

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