Kurt R. Haskell
|U.S. House, Michigan, District 7|
|Bachelor's||Saginaw Valley State University (1997)|
|Ph.D.||Thomas M. Cooley Law School (1999)|
|Place of birth||Pinconning, MI|
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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." 
- Attorney at Haskell Law Firm (2001-present)
- Attorney at the Internal Revenue Service (2000-2006)
Haskell was defeated by incumbent Tim Walberg. Haskell ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing 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.
|U.S. House, Michigan, District 7 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Kurt R. Haskell||43%||136,849|
|Republican||Tim Walberg Incumbent||53.3%||169,668|
|Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|Michigan's 7th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012|
Haskell was endorsed by the organizations and individuals below for the 2012 election.
- 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.
|United States House of Representatives, 2012 - Kurt R. Haskell Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$1,533,550|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$1,309,735|
|Top contributors to Kurt R. Haskell's campaign committee|
|Sheet Metal Workers Union||$3,000|
|United Auto Workers||$1,500|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Building Trade Unions||$3,500|
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Haskell is married to his wife, Lori.
- ↑ Haskell for Congress "About the candidate" May 25, 2012
- ↑ Politico "2012 Election Map, Michigan"
- ↑ Associated Press primary results
- ↑ Kurt Haskell "Endorsements," Accessed October 5, 2012
- ↑ YouTube channel
- ↑ Open Secrets " 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 2013
- ↑ Haskell's Vote Smart Profile "Biography," Accessed October 5, 2012