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Revision as of 06:27, 26 December 2012

Kurt Damrow
Kurt Damrow.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 84
In office
January 1. 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Office website
Kurt Damrow is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 84 since January 1, 2011.

Damrow is a retired Michigan Air National Guardsman. He was formerly a county commissioner.

Damrow graduated from Spec's Howard School of Broadcast Arts and the Nashville Auctioneering Institute.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Damrow has been appointed to these committees:


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Kurt Damrow endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Damrow was in the Republican primary on August 7 by Dan Grimshaw.[2][3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 84 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Grimshaw 44.2% 4,002
Kurt Damrow Incumbent 35.8% 3,238
Sami Khoury 20% 1,813
Total Votes 9,053


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Damrow won election to the District 84 Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Terry Brown (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 84 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kurt Damrow (R) 15,183
Terry Brown (D) 15,153

Campaign donors


In 2010, Damrow raised $7,785 in contributions. [4]

His largest contributor was the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which donated $1,000 to his campaign.

Recall efforts

See also: Kurt Damrow recall, Michigan House of Representatives (2011)

On June 1, 2011, Jack Jensen filed language with the Huron County Clerk seeking the recall of Damrow from office, citing failure by Damrow to properly report campaign finance information, as well as supporting legislation that could hurt families, seniors, schools and local government. The clerk held a hearing on June 13 to determine if the language submitted “is or is not of sufficient clarity to enable the officer whose recall is sought and the electors to identify the course of conduct which is the basis for the recall.”[5]

At that meeting the election commission rejected the language for being too editorialized.[6] Jensen submitted new, less complicated language, which was unanimously approved at a meeting on June 30. Organizers announced they would immediately begin collecting the 7,679 signatures necessary for a recall.[7]

The recall campaign aimed to have the signatures collected by August 5 in order to make the November ballot, but fell short. They then attempted to collect the signatures by September 28 in order to put a vote for recall on the February 2012 ballot[8] but the effort failed.

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Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[9]

January 2011 - March 2012

Kurt Damrow received a 75% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[9]


Damrow and his wife Kim have two children.

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