David Curson

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 15:55, 3 January 2013 by Justin Haas (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
David Curson
Dave Curson.jpg
U.S. House, Michigan, District 11
Former member
In office
November 13, 2012-January 3, 2013
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Marine Corp
David Curson was a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing the 11th Congressional District of Michigan. He won the special election on November 6, 2012, defeating Kerry Bentivolio (R). He then served six weeks in Congress in a lame-duck session, with his term ending on January 3, 2013.[1][2] He was sworn into the House on November 13, 2012 to finish out Thaddeus McCotter's term.[3]


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.[4]

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.[5]


  • U.S. Marine Corps-Vietnam
  • Ford Rawsonville Plant-Journyman Diecast Diemaker
  • Executive Assistant to Secretary Treasurer Dennis Williams
  • U.S. Congress-Michigan

Committee assignments

  • Science, Space and Technology[4]



See also: Michigan's 11th congressional district special election, 2012

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.[6]

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.[7]

Recent news

Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "David + Curson + Michigan + House"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

  • Loading...

External links

Suggest a link


Political offices
Preceded by
Thaddeus McCotter
U.S. House - Michigan District 11
Succeeded by
Kerry Bentivolio