Mike Curtis

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Mike Curtis
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Former candidate for
Alabama State Senate, District 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alabama House of Representatives District 2
ProfessionInsurance Agent
Office website
Mike Curtis was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 1 of the Alabama State Senate.

Curtis was a member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing the 2nd District from 2006 to 2010. The district includes part of Lauderdale County.


Curtis currently works as an Associate Agent with Nationwide Insurance. Prior to his election to the House he served on the Lauderdale County Commission from 1996-2006.

Curtis sits on the Board of 911, the Association of County Commissions of Alabama, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Shoals National Championship Committee, and the Association of County Commissions of Alabama Liability Self-Insurance Fund. He is a member of Atlas Church of Christ and the Lauderdale County Career Technical Advisory Committee.[1]

Issue positions

Curtis did not provide answers to the Alabama State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Committee assignments

Curtis formerly served on the following committees:



See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Mike Curtis defeated Earl Gardner in the Democratic primary. Chris Seibert, Jonathan Berryhill and Tim Melson faced off in the Republican primary. Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - Siebert and Melson - met in a runoff election, which Melson won.[3][4][5][6][7] Tim Melson then defeated Mike Curtis in the general election on November 4, 2014.[8]

Alabama State Senate District 1, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Melson 62.6% 22,982
     Democratic Mike Curtis 37.3% 13,704
     NA Write-In 0.1% 25
Total Votes 36,711

Alabama State Senate, District 1 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Curtis 73.1% 3,573
Earl Gardner 26.9% 1,318
Total Votes 4,891
Alabama State Senate, District 1 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Melson 39.8% 4,953
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Seibert 36.6% 4,560
Jonathan Berryhill 23.6% 2,936
Total Votes 12,449


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Curtis lost his re-election bid to the 2nd District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He was defeated in the November 2 general election by Lynn Greer.[9]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 2 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lynn Greer (R) 7,599
Mike Curtis (D) 6,284


On November 7, 2006, Curtis won election to the 2nd District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponent Mary Pettus (R).[10]

Curtis raised $91,067 for his campaign, while Pettus raised $7,260.[11]

Colorado State House, District 2 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Curtis (D) 7,704
Mary Pettus (R) 4,115

Campaign donors


In 2006, Curtis collected $91,067 in donations.

Below are Curtis's top five campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[12]

Contributor 2006 total
AL Education Assoc $20,000
Seth Hammett Campaign $19,500
Alabama Assoc of Realtors $3,000
Charles C Anderson $3,000
Lauderdale County Democratic Party $2,700

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Preceded by
Alabama House District 2
Succeeded by
Lynn Greer