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VanderWall, Curtis (R)

State Senator District 35
Office: 4500 Binsfeld Building
Term: First
Phone: (517) 373-1725
Home Address: 4906 Rasmussen Road, Ludington, MI 49431
Seat Number: 21
Standing Committees: Health Policy and Human Services(C), Economic and Small Business Development(VC), Judiciary and Public Safety(VC), Elections, Environmental Quality, Finance, Regulatory Reform
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

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


Sen. VanderWall was elected to the Senate in 2018 when he secured 63.17 percent of the general election vote against Democrat Mike TAILLARD

VanderWall won the GOP primary that year by defeating two other former members of the House after he secured 48.95 percent of the primary vote.

VanderWall was elected to two terms in the Michigan House representing the 101st House District. Prior to his state election he served as commissioner and chairman for the Mason County Board of Commissioners.


VanderWall is the owner of Turf Care Mole Man of Ludington. Before that, he worked with Eberhard foods and Prevo’s Family Market for most of his adult life.

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


Sen. VanderWall completed courses at Grand Rapids Junior College for two years before moving on to the workforce.


He and his wife, Diane, have three children.


He served on the board of Old Kent Bank,  the Mason County Growth Alliance Board, Northern Michigan Counties Association, and the Mason County Housing Board. He has also served on the Western Michigan Fair Association for six years, was District Chair for MSU Extension, served on boards for the United Way of Mason County, and is currently chair of the Women’s Jericho House Board.


Patrick Tiedt
Cell Phone: 231-878-3052

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