Thursday, January 3, 2013
113th Congress to swear in today in Washington, D.C.
Congressman-elect Kerry Bentivolio (R-Milford) will assume office today, beginning a two-year term representing Michigan's newly realigned 11th Congressional District. Bentivolio is among 84 freshmen representatives taking part in today's swearing-in ceremonies. Bentivolio, who defeated Syed Taj (D-Canton) in the Nov. 6 election, will succeed U.S. Rep. David Curson (D-Belleville), who won a special election on Nov. 6 to fill the remaining weeks of former U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's (R-Livonia) term. McCotter resigned his office in July amid a petition-fraud scandal and leak of a television script to Detroit media. According to C-SPAN, the House of Representatives will open the 113th Congress today with elections for House Speaker, …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Representative David Curson was profiled in Politico on Tuesday.
Newly elected Rep. David Curson has been busy in Congress, according to a profile of him in Politico. Curson won the special election in November to fill the remainder of Thaddeus McCotter's term for Michigan's 11th District, which ends Jan. 2. In just the past few weeks, Curson has had sit-downs with Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer, been assigned to the Science, Space and Technology Committee, and delivered his first House floor speech, the article says. What else would you like to see Curson accomplish before the end of term? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, November 16, 2012
The newest representative for Michigan's 11th District will be meeting with the public.
In honor of his official swearing-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman David Curson will host a district office open house in Livonia this Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Livonia congressional office is located at 17197 Laurel Park Dr. N, Suite 216. This event is free and open to the public. Curson and his staff will be available to constituents, community leaders and media during the event. He will make brief remarks about the upcoming legislative session around 6:30 p.m. This event will serve as the official opening of a full-service office available to all constituents of Michigan’s 11th Congressional District. Curson won the election on Nov. 6 to serve the remainder of Thaddeus McCotter's term, …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
David Curson beat out Kerry Bentivolio to serve the rest of Thaddeus McCotter's term.
Republican Kerry Bentivolio may have won the general election Tuesday to represent Michigan's 11th District in Congress, but he lost the special election to fill the remainder of Thaddeus McCotter's term. Democrat David Curson beat Bentivolio and will serve the rest of McCotter's term, which ends Dec. 31. Bentivolio will take over in January for a two-year term. The vote to fill a partial term was added to the ballot when McCotter resigned from the position in July after it was discovered that his campaign failed to turn in the requisite number of signatures to run for re-election this past Tuesday. His seat has been vacant for the past four months. Curson received 159,267 votes, or 51 percent of the vote, and Bentivolio received 151,740 …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Democrats, third-party candidates in races for 11th Congressional District participate in League of Women Voters forum in Plymouth.
Candidates in the simultaneous races for full and partial terms representing Michigan's 11th Congressional District tackled jobs, among a host of hot-button issues Monday at a candidate forum at Plymouth District Library. Noticeably absent was Republican nominee Kerry Bentivolio of Milford, who is a candidate in both the partial and full-term races and will appear twice on many voters' Nov. 6 ballots. Democratic nominee Dr. Syed Taj of Canton, Green Party candidate Steven Paul Duke of Livonia and Libertarian John Tatar of Livonia, all candidates for a two-year term representing Michigan's newly realigned 11th Congressional District, appeared at the forum, moderated by League of Women Voters member Susan Rowe. Natural Law Party candidate …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Candidates in 11th Congressional District races to participate in candidate forum tonight at Plymouth District Library.
Michigan voters in both the old and new 11th Congressional District will have a chance to learn more about candidates tonight in the partial and full-term races for U.S. Congress. A candidate forum will be held for both races at 7 p.m. tonight at the Plymouth District Library. The race includes Dr. Syed Taj (D-Canton) and Kerry Bentivolio (R-Milford) in the full-term race representing the realigned new 11th District, and Bentivolio and David Curson (D-Belleville) will square off to fill out the rest of former Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's (R-Livonia) term, which ends Jan. 2, to represent the existing 11th District. Paula Bowman of the Northwest Wayne County chapter of the League of Women Voters said last week Bentivolio indicated he will not …
Friday, September 28, 2012
David Curson, a Democratic candidate for a partial term representing Michigan's 11th Congressional District, explains what voters will see when they vote on Nov. 6.
Friday, September 28, 2012
To the Editor, My name is David Curson and I am a candidate for U.S. Congress in the 11th District, undoubtedly Michigan’s most confusing election. I am writing this letter to try and untangle the confusion. Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R-Livonia) has represented the 11th District since 2003. His current term of office expires on January 2, 2013. In May of this year in a stunning surprise, the election commission determined that McCotter’s petitions to validate his candidacy for the 113th Congress contained illegal and forged signatures rendering him ineligible to run for re-election. Then in yet another surprise move, on July 6, 2012, Congressman McCotter announced his resignation from the 112th Congress effective immediately leaving …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Residents in the current 11th Congressional District will be asked to vote Wednesday, Sept. 5, to pick someone to fill the remainder of Thaddeus McCotter's term. McCotter resigned from the seat earlier this year.
The much-anticipated special primary election to fill Thaddeus McCotter's (R-Livonia) remaining term will take place next week. The Sept. 5 election is happening on a Wednesday, not the usual Tuesday, after the state set the date in July. In Novi, Clerk Maryanne Cornelius said many people don't understand the difference between the August Primary and this special primary, "Turnout for Sept. 5 is likely to be low. I will be surprised if it's as high as 12 percent," she said in an interview with Novi Patch. In White Lake, Deputy Clerk Cathy Derocher said many people have come in seeking absentee ballots not realizing the notices they were getting were for the Sept. 5 election, not the upcoming November election. Derocher said the clerk's …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Patch has sent out a survey to candidates running for Michigan's 11th Congressional District in the special election. Here are David Curson's responses.
Friday, August 17, 2012
David Curson is running as the sole Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress to represent Michigan's 11th District for the remainder of Thaddeus McCotter's term. Curson will be on the Sept. 5 special primary and will face the Republican winner on the Nov. 6 ballot. Republican candidates are Kerry Bentivolio, Nancy Cassis, Steve King, Kenneth Crider and Carolyn Cavanagh. Here are Curson's responses to Patch's candidate questionnaire: 63 married to Sharon, 3 adult children, 2 grandchildren Van Buren Township 32 years International Union Representative for the UAW attended Wastenau Community College, University of Toledo, Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan. No degrees Viet Nam veteran serving in the US Marine Corps, …