A lifelong Nevada resident, William McCurdy was born in 1988 in Las Vegas, the son of a pastor, who also has been politically active for decades, and a Clark County Schools teaching assistant. McCurdy dropped out of high school when his first son was born and had his second child by the time he was 20. He worked as a construction foreman for a brief period before going back to complete his high school diploma and graduate from the College of Southern Nevada with an associate’s degree.
At CSN, McCurdy was student body president and received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Committee’s President’s Award. He advocated against tuition hikes, supported the state’s first need-based aid program, the Silver State Opportunity Grant and bussed students to the Carson City to lobby the Legislature.
Now, McCurdy is a union organizer with the Service Employees International Union. He also attends UNLV where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in public administration with the aim of graduating in the fall. His two sons are named William III and Charles.
What a fantastic graduation speaker! Assemblymen William McCurdy II, your story of overcoming trials and tribulations truly inspired each and every one of us at Standards of Excellence Academy!
It’s not about how you start but it is all about your determination and drive to get you to the finish line!
Congrats December 2017 CNA class!