US House, MI-07

Curtis Hertel


  • Committed to protecting Michigan’s waterways and fight to remove toxic chemicals like PFAS from Michigan’s waters
  • Will advocate to protect Michigan families affected by more frequent storm damages and rising insurance costs


  • Toss up race
  • Open seat previously held by Representative Elissa Slotkin
  • Former state senator in Michigan
  • Holding this seat will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level

Candidate Background

Curtis Hertel is running to represent Michigan’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. As a State Senator from 2014-2023, Curtis has been a leader in addressing climate change and its impact on Michigan and its communities. As a Michigan State Senator, Hertel received a perfect 100% score between 2017 and 2023 on Michigan LCV’s Legislative Scorecard. He supports both addressing the immediate needs of communities affected by climate change, and working towards a more sustainable future built with good paying, union jobs. He is committed to advocating for Michigan’s agricultural industry and working to support families affected by storm damages and rising insurance costs. If elected to Congress, he will continue his advocacy for climate action, a clean energy future built by good-paying union jobs, supporting farmers to become more resilient and part of our climate solutions, and protecting Michigan’s clean water, especially from PFAS toxic chemicals. Hertel is endorsed by LCV Action Fund.

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