|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|
January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2014
|Preceded by||David Nathan|
|Succeeded by||Julie Plawecki|
|Born||August 13, 1986 (age 35)|
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
|Residence||Dearborn Heights, Michigan|
|Alma mater||University of Michigan-Dearborn|
|Occupation||United States Marine|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||2006-2012|
|Unit||1st Battalion 24th Marines|
2nd Battalion 24th Marines
3rd Battalion 24th Marines
|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. 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.
- Michigan Manual 2015-2016. Lansing, MI: The Legislative Service Bureau. 2016. pp. 154.
- "About Rep. Knezek". Michigan House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20131217043548/http://011.housedems.com/biography. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
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