|U.S. House, Michigan, District 11|
|November 13, 2012-January 3, 2013|
|Service/branch||U.S. Marine Corp|
After Curson graduated from high school in 1966, he left home to pursue a bachelor's degree at the University of Toledo. Curson was doing double duty as a college student and full time employee at Libby-Owens-Ford when he was drafted to Vietnam. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp infantry.
Curson returned from the war and re-entered the work force with a job at Ford's Rawsonville Plant. He served in elected and appointed leadership roles within his labor union at Rawsonville, and completed an apprenticeship that earned him title of journeyman Diecast Diemaker. He has three children.
His resume includes 27 years on the International Labor staff, serving as Executive Assistant to President Steve Yokich and Executive Assistant to Secretary Treasurer Dennis Williams, the job he held at the time of his election.
- U.S. Marine Corps-Vietnam
- Ford Rawsonville Plant-Journyman Diecast Diemaker
- Executive Assistant to Secretary Treasurer Dennis Williams
- U.S. Congress-Michigan
- Science, Space and Technology
Curson ran in the 2012 special election for the U.S. House, representing Michigan's 11th District. He ran unopposed in the September 5, 2012, Democratic primary. He defeated Kerry Bentivolio in the November 6, 2012, general election. He will only serve from November until January, filling the rest of the term left by the resignation of Thaddeus McCotter.
According to the website Daily Kos, this race was one of nine top-ballot 2012 races that contained Libertarian candidates who received more total votes than was the difference between the Democratic winner and the GOP runner-up. In this case, John Tatar took in over 4,000 more votes than the number that separated Curson and Bentivolio.
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- ↑ Detroit Free Press "Curson and Bentivolio both won bids for McCotter's seat," November 7, 2012
- ↑ Click On Detroit "Michigan's David Curson gets 6 weeks in US Congress," November 7, 2012
- ↑ Politico "3 fill House vacancies" Accessed November 13, 2012
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Politico, "Rep. Dave Curson: The 7 week congressman," December 4, 2012
- ↑ Curson For Congress, "About Dave Curson," Accessed November 6, 2012
- ↑ Daily Tribune, "Bentivolio wins special Mich. US House GOP primary," September 6, 2012
- ↑ Daily Kos, "Libertarians provided the margin for Democrats and at least nine elections," November 15, 2012
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