David Curtis was the Green Party of California endorsed candidate for CA Secretary of State 2014.
David was born in Nevada in 1964. David’s father had two careers, first with the Air Force, a crew chief on the Thunderbird demonstration team, and second with the Community College System in So. Nevada. David’s mother was a member of the retail clerks union. David’s family got stationed in Holland and Germany, and in many US states. David grew up mostly in Southern Nevada. He attended public school and majored in music and architecture at Valley High School.
David began college (while still a high school student) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He transferred to the Ohio State University to study architecture. He studied with Laszlo Kiss, the modernist architect and Doug Graf a preeminent professor of design theory. He also had meetings with Peter Eisenman and Jeff Kipnis.
David returned to Nevada where he studied creative writing with the poet Claudia Keelan.
David worked for a number of architecture firms. He was a project architect for TSA of Nevada, the Stubbins Associates, on the Hermitage Guggenheim museum, designed by OMA/Rem Koolhaas. He was also a project lead on the Art of the Motorcycle exhibit designed by Frank Gehry and Associates.
David helped program and design the Nevada State Museum at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve.
David served as a President of the Board of Directors of the CAC in Las Vegas, NV.
In 2007 David launched the dba apparatus.
David was a shortlisted artist on the Las Vegas City Hall project.
In 2011 David relocated with his children to the SF Bay area to join his lawyer/political activist partner.
In 2012 David developed an emergency mediation proposal for the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant which was submitted to the former Japanese Prime Minister.
2012-2014 candidate for Sec. of State, California, GRN
2012-2015 Secretary, Marin County Green Party
California delegate to the GPUS
2010 Governor candidate for the Green Party of Nevada.
2008 David helped gather signatures to get Nader Gonzalez on the ballot in NV.
2006 David advised Craig Bergland, the Green Party of NV candidate for Governor and traveled to the GPUS convention in AZ as an alternate along with Charles Imboden.
2000 David registered Green Party during Ralph Nader’s campaign for president.
1988 David volunteered for a presidential campaign in Columbus, OH while studying architecture at the Ohio State University.