Mike Curtin

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Mike Curtin
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Ohio House of Representatives District 17
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 2
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Office website
Campaign website
Michael "Mike" F. Curtin is a Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Curtin served on the following committees:

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2015
Government Accountability and Oversight
State Government
Ways and Means
Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Curtin served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Curtin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

JobsOhio Books Must Be Open

  • Excerpt: "Every Ohio newspaper that has editorialized on the fight between Gov. John Kasich and State Auditor Dave Yost over whether JobsOhio’s books should be open to public scrutiny has concluded: Yost is correct. The books must be open."

Legislation Long Overdue

  • Excerpt: "This long-overdue legislation is to be applauded, both as good policy and as an example of bipartisan cooperation among Democrats and Republicans at the Statehouse. May we continue to see much more such cooperation on matters of vital public interest on Capitol Square."

Legislation Helps Reduce Recidivism

  • Excerpt: "Congratulations to state Rep. Tracy Maxwell Heard, D-Columbus, and her fellow Democratic and Republican lawmakers on this much-needed legislation. Over 90 percent of Ohio's prison inmates will be released at some time. This legislation helps provide viable employment options to give them a chance to become productive, tax-paying citizens and to reduce recidivism."

Term Limits Revolving Door

  • Excerpt: "Nearly one in five Ohio lawmakers has been appointed rather than elected, a development that is stoking the debate over term limits."



See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Ohio House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014. Incumbent Mike Curtin was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Mike Newbern was unopposed in the Republican primary. Curtin defeated Newbern in the general election.[2]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 17 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Curtin Incumbent 55.4% 9,282
     Republican Mike Newbern 44.6% 7,476
Total Votes 16,758


See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Curtin won election in the 2012 election for Ohio House, District 17. Curtin was unopposed in the March 6 Democratic primary election and defeated Nicholas A. Szabo (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Curtin 62.6% 21,481
     Republican Nicholas A. Szabo 37.4% 12,825
Total Votes 34,306

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Curtin is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Curtin raised a total of $124,553 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.[6]

Mike Curtin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 17 Won $124,553
Grand Total Raised $124,553


Curtin won election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Curtin raised a total of $124,553.


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Preceded by
Ohio House of Representatives - District 17
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