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David M. Knezek, Jr.
Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 5th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2015
Preceded by Tupac Hunter
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
In office
January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2014
Preceded by David Nathan
Succeeded by Julie Plawecki
Personal details
Born August 13, 1986(1986-08-13) (age 36)
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Political party Democratic
Residence Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Alma mater University of Michigan-Dearborn
Occupation United States Marine
Website [1]
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch USMC logo.svg United States Marine Corps
Years of service 2006-2012
Rank USMC-E5.svg Sergeant
Unit 1st Battalion 24th Marines
2nd Battalion 24th Marines
3rd Battalion 24th Marines
Battles/wars Iraq War
Awards Navy Achievement Medal
Navy Unit Commendation (2)
National Defense Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal (3)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2)

David Knezek (born August 13, 1986) is an American politician who represents the 5th District in the Michigan Senate. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Prior to his election in 2014, Knezek served as member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 2013-2014.

Education and Early Career

David Knezek has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.[1] He then served in the U.S. military as a scout sniper platoon member in the United States Marine Corps, completing two tours of duty in Iraq. He was honorably discharged in 2014, having risen to the rank of Sergeant.[2]


  1. Michigan Manual 2015-2016. Lansing, MI: The Legislative Service Bureau. 2016. pp. 154. 
  2. "About Rep. Knezek". Michigan House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 

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