Curtis Hertel

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Curtis Hertel
64th Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives
In office
January 8, 1997 – December 31, 1998
Preceded by Paul Hillegonds
Succeeded by Charles R. Perricone
Co-Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives
In office
January 13, 1993 – December 31, 1994
Serving with Paul Hillegonds
Governor John Engler
Preceded by Lew Dodak
Succeeded by Paul Hillegonds
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 2nd district
12th District (1981-1992)
In office
January 1, 1981 – December 31, 1998
Preceded by Dennis M. Hertel
Succeeded by LaMar Lemmons III
Personal details
Born (1953-03-07)March 7, 1953
Detroit, Michigan
Died March 27, 2016(2016-03-27) (aged 63)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Vicki
Children Curtis, Matthew, Lisa, Kevin
Alma mater Wayne State University

Curtis Hertel (March 7, 1953 – March 27, 2016) was the co-speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives from 1993-1994, during the time when the house was split evenly between Republicans and Democrats. He was a Democrat. He shared the speakership with Republican Paul Hillegonds.

Hertel holds a bachelor's degree from Wayne State University.

Hertel was first elected to the State House of Representatives in 1980. His predecessor as speaker of the Michigan House, Lew Dodak, was voted out of office in the 1992 election.

In all Hertel served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1980 until 1998.

Curtis Hertel's son, Curtis Hertel Jr., was elected to the Michigan State Senate in 2014. Hertel died on March 27, 2016.[1]

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Sources[edit]

  • Daniel Loepp. Sharing the Balance of Power: An Examinnation of Shared Power in the Michigan House of Representatives, 1993-94. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999.
  • Project Vote Smart bio of Hertel