William McCurdy II
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William McCurdy II
|Member of the Clark County Commission|
from District D
|Assumed office |
January 4, 2021
|Preceded by||Lawrence Weekly|
|Chair of the Nevada Democratic Party|
March 4, 2017 – March 6, 2021
|Preceded by||Roberta Lange|
|Succeeded by||Judith Whitmer|
|Member of the Nevada Assembly|
from the 6th district
November 9, 2016 – November 4, 2020
|Preceded by||Harvey Munford|
|Succeeded by||Shondra Summers-Armstrong|
William O'Neil McCurdy II
April 16, 1988
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
|Education||College of Southern Nevada (AA)|
University of Nevada Las Vegas
William O'Neil McCurdy II (born April 16, 1988) is an American politician serving as a member of the Clark County Commission from District D. He was previously a member of the Nevada Assembly from 2016 to 2020 and chair of the Nevada Democratic Party from 2017 to 2021.
Early life and education
McCurdy was born in Las Vegas and raised in Vegas Heights. After having a child in high school, McCurdy dropped out and became a construction worker to be able to provide for his family. At the age of 24, McCurdy earned his associate's degree from the College of Southern Nevada, where he later became student body president. McCurdy is taking courses at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas toward a Bachelor of Science in urban studies.
After finding success in leadership in the field of construction, rising to the role of foreman on a large construction job on the Las Vegas Strip.
McCurdy was elected to the Nevada Assembly in 2016, prevailing in a four-way Democratic primary and defeating Republican general election opponent Carlo Maffatt in a landslide. McCurdy announced his bid for the Clark County Commission in August 2019.
He currently serves on the board of advisors of Let America Vote, an organization founded by former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander that aims to end voter suppression. McCurdy was a political director of the Service Employees International Union.
McCurdy has two children.
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|Democratic||Arrick "Kerm" Foster||156||5.61|
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