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Hertel Jr., Curtis (D)

State Senator District 23
Office: 7600 Binsfeld Building
Term: Final
Phone: (517) 373-1734
Email: senchertel@senate.mi.gov
Home Address: 1860 Boxwood, East Lansing, MI 48823
Website: http://senatedems.com/hertel
Seat Number: 25
Standing Committees: Appropriations(VC), Advice and Consent, Health Policy and Human Services, Fiscal Agency Governing Board
Subcommittees: Community Health/Human Services(VC), Capital Outlay, Universities and Community Colleges
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

BB - Binsfeld Building,  BT - Boji Tower,  CB - Capitol Building,  HOB - House Office Building  


POLITICAL CAREER

Sen. Hertel was first elected to the Michigan Senate in 2014 when he won the right to replace termed-out Sen. Gretchen Whitmer.  His Senate Democratic colleagues elected him to serve as Caucus Campaign Chair following the 2014 general election.  

Hertel won his second term in 2018 when he secured 68.4 percent of the general election vote against Republican Andrea POLLOCK

Prior to being elected, Sen. Hertel had served as the Ingham County Register of Deeds since 2009.  

WORK EXPERIENCE

Prior to being elected Register of Deeds, Hertel served for two terms on the Ingham County Commission from 2001 through 2008.  Hertel also served the House Democratic Caucus as Constituent Relations Director and also the Michigan Department of Community Health as legislative liaison during the administation of Gov. Jennifer GRANHOLM.  

To read MIRS biography of Sen. Hertel, click here.

EDUCATION

Sen. Hertel is a graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University.  

PERSONAL

Sen. Hertel is married to Elizabeth and has four children: C.J., Nathan, Hailey and Jack.  Sen. Hertel is the son of former House Speaker Curtis Hertel. 

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

Kathleen OReilly Farhat
Cell Phone: 517 373-5593
koreilly-farhat@senate.michigan.gov

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